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MP abandons two-child norm

Written by: Staff

Bhopal, June 5 (UNI) Reversing a decision taken during the previous Congress rule, the Madhya Pradesh government today decided to abandon the two-child norm for the elected functionaries of panchayats, urban bodies, Krishi Mandis and cooperative bodies.

The state cabinet, which met here under the chairmanship of Chief Miniser Shivraj Singh Chouhan, decided to abolish the norm, which stipulated that those having more than two children as on January 26, 2001 were not eligible to contest elections and those having a third child while in office would be disqualified.

Briefing reporters, Public Relations Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the disqualification provision was contained in the Madhya Pradesh Panchayat Raj and Gram Swraj Act.

The legislation was enacted during the Congress regime headed by Mr Digvijay Singh.


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