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Four-Baby Malady!

A yen for a son ends the career of a municipality chairman

Four-Baby Malady!
Four-Baby Malady!
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Dash, a member of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (bjd), points out that if the clause was invoked across the board, a majority of zilla parishad members, sarpanches and councillors all over the country would have to vacate their posts. However, the judgement is not without precedent in the state. Puri's public prosecutor, Dillip Chotray, points out at least five cases, including that of a sarpanch, who have been disqualified from holding office under this provision.

The district sessions judge who delivered the judgement, Justice Bijay Krishna Patel, added that after the amendment to the Representation of People Act was passed, the state Zilla Parishad, Gram Panchayat and Municipal Acts were amended to include the clause which debarred people's representatives from office if they begot more than two children after the date of the amendment.

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