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It’s 2017, not 1817: Rahul Gandhi to Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje

The report said the ordinance prohibited an investigation without prior sanction against judicial officers and public servants and also restricted the media.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: October 23, 2017 8:43 am
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Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today took a swipe at Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje over a controversial ordinance, pointing out that the year was “2017, not 1817”. “Madam Chief Minister, with all humility we are in the 21st century. It’s 2017, not 1817,” Gandhi tweeted. He also tagged a news report entitled “Rajasthan ordinance is against free speech, say legal experts”.

The report said the ordinance prohibited an investigation without prior sanction against judicial officers and public servants and also restricted the media.

It said under the proposed law, the media cannot report on accusations against magistrates and others until the prosecution gets the go-ahead from the sanctioning authority.

The state government said in a release last night there was no provision in the ordinance to protect corrupt officials.

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  1. atul rajput
    Oct 23, 2017 at 12:30 pm
    Rahul Gandhi is doing a good job here by attacking the chief minister. The problem with Indian politicians is that they all have these fancy ideas about freedom of speech etc while they are in opposition but as soon as they are in the position of power for longer than 1 term they just go about changing everything they can to strengthen their hold over ins utions. In my opinion, no one should be allowed to be the chief minister for more than 2 terms. That might help a bit.
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      rishi
      Oct 23, 2017 at 1:07 am
      RSS-BJP-Govts. in states need to get tough on anti-social politics of all those resisting economic development. It is perfectly alright for the state to get hard on thoses sections of the media which is indulging not only in compulsive but also unverified news and misinformation campaigns at the behest of a desperate opposition .... only to obstruct development somehow as a progressive-RSS-BJP-Led-NDA with its honesty, transparency and nationalism is becoming increasing popular with the people every passing day.
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        ramved
        Oct 22, 2017 at 7:23 pm
        By seeing comments here 2 points - a) People express hatred towards Gandhi without even bothering about this comment whether it is a valid point or not. b) This ordnance is threat to democracy and our people's rights. If a civil servant loots people, threatens people, harasses women or even kill someone - Why charges cannot be filed? Who is this Govt to pass such an order? Educated voters irrespective of party affiliation should unite against this. Our democracy will flourish if BJP voters and leaders come openly against this.
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          rishi
          Oct 23, 2017 at 12:59 am
          free speech of an ancient corrupt-colonial-congress always came with only one motive......devise and create ways to obstruct economic-development.....therefore, such ordinances are needed till colonial-congress is completely rooted out of this Nation....a destructive and traitorous congress does not deserve political space in the Nation anymore.....all that political space which congress as the most-destructive legacy of the british thrust upon this nation misused for 60 years when the Nation moved at a snail's pace while countries like china, japan, USA, Europe and even some arab nations moved forward in leaps and bounds....till Modi came and busted them all in one shot.
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        2. Ram Babu
          Oct 22, 2017 at 6:41 pm
          Enlighten us about relevant event in 1857 , Mr ... !
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            Vikram
            Oct 22, 2017 at 11:25 pm
            Vatican trolls downvoting. No guts to enlighten!
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            kannan
            Oct 22, 2017 at 6:19 pm
            hey Rahul Khan .... you are not fit to be an indian .. first of all
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