Published On: Tue, Oct 24th, 2017

Rajasthan govt refers the Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill to select committee

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Amidst mounting protests against the Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill, the Rajasthan government has referred the controversial bill to select committee of the state assembly.

The bill, which is opposed by the grand old party, seeks to protect public servants and judges from prosecution.

As per the report, the bill, which has replaced the ordinance launched for the same purpose, was actually tabled on last day by a senior minister of the Rajasthan’s BJP government.

Today, another senior minister has informed the house that the minister of the Rajasthan government participated in a meeting convened by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on last day to discuss the bill.

The minister has further said, in the Today’s Question Hour, that the government representative would explain the developments related to the bill in the house.

As the opposition MLAs, particularly Congress MLAs who staged a severe protest in the house, have shown no interest to give up their demand that the bill should be revoked, the Rajasthan BJP have reluctantly decided to dilute their stiff stand on the issue by referring the bill to the assembly’s select committee.

Anyway, the committee has been asked to file their opinion over the issue in the next session.

 

Vignesh. S. G

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Rajasthan govt refers the Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill to select committee