Rajasthan bill to ensure that there are no motivated complaints: Prasad
October 23, 2017  19:20
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday defended the Rajasthan government bill to protect judges, magistrates and public servants from being investigated without its prior sanction, saying the move seeks to stop motivated complaints and let honest officers work.

"What I have gathered is that the idea is that there should not be any motivated complaint. Officers were feeling harassed in discharging their duties," he told a press conference at the Bharatiya Janata Party headquarters.

Prasad said he had returned from an overseas trip last night and had not studied the legislation in detail, and added that the state government had cited its reasons for introducing the bill.

He referred to a study offered by the state's BJP government, which said over 73 per cent of such cases were false.

Prasad also defended the appointments of BJP workers and leaders by the government in various positions, saying there was no harm if they had credentials for job.

During the UPA government, everything was reserved for damaad, a reference to Congress Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, and workers were ignored, he alleged.  -- PTI
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