First we had “no toilet, no bride“, now you need a toilet to be elected in India. At least that’s what chief minister Nitish Kumar is proposing for his state Bihar. He made the announcement on World Toilet Day, 19 November.
Candidates who don’t have a toilet in their home will not be allowed to contest rural (panchayat) and urban local body elections in the state. The chief minister said he would ensure that relevant legislation (Bihar Panchayati Raj Act) would be amended to make this possible.