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Toilet at home mandatory for candidates at local polls in Maharashtra

PTI
Published : Jan 31, 2017, 8:57 pm IST
Updated : Jan 31, 2017, 8:58 pm IST

An official in the CM's office said the candidates will have to submit self-certification, or a certificate of competent authority.

Representational image of public toilet booths. (Photo: File)
 Representational image of public toilet booths. (Photo: File)

Mumbai: Candidates at the elections to local self-government bodies in Maharashtra will now have to declare that they have a toilet at home and 'use it regularly'.

As a part of measures to put an end to open defecation, the State Cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal to promulgate ordinance making it mandatory for candidates contesting self government local body polls to declare that they have a toilet at home and use it regularly.

An official in the Chief Minister's office said the candidates will have to submit self-certification, or a certificate of competent authority in this regard.

The rule would be effective from the February's municipal corporation, Zilla Parishad and Panchayat Samiti polls, the official said.

Tags: toilet, zilla parishad, panchayat samiti, municipal corporation
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)