POWER BY PROXY

India Today - - GLASS HOUSE -

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.

KR­ISHNA MU­RARI KIS­HAN

BHIM SINGH

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