Congress threatens to move court over Rajasthan Bill

The Congress party in Rajasthan said that it would approach the judiciary if the Vasundhara Raje government did not completely scrap it's controversial bill. Earlier on Tuesday, after facing severe criticism and backlash from Opposition and public alike, the BJP government in Rajasthan had sent the bill to be examined by a legislative committee with instruction to submit a report on the same within six weeks.

The Rajasthan bill, first introduced as an executive order last month and tabled in the State Assembly despite, seeks to protect ministers, retired judges and other bureaucrats from any punitive action without prior government approval. 

Sachin Pilot, the Congress's Rajasthan unit chief, termed the government's intentions behind introducing the bill as "suspect", further stating that the Chief Minister had yet to answer some key questions on it. He also called the government's decision to send the bill to a select committee as "a victory for the Opposition and the democratic forces", and reproached it for being "very stubborn and arrogant about this whole issue".