POWER BY PROXY
Bihar Panchayat Raj Minister Bhim Singh has ordered district officials to book Mukhiya Patis (husbands of mukhiyas) under Section 441 of the IPC, if they continue to attend official meetings in place of their wives. He feels it will end rule by proxy and ensure real empowerment of women in Bihar, the first state that reserved 50 per cent panchayat seats in 2006. Hmm. That’s a change from the days when Rabri Devi was chief minister for Lalu Prasad Yadav.