Haryana for making toilet must for fighting polls

Jaswinder Singh Baidwan

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The Haryana government, which postponed the panchayat elections due to its educational qualifications eligibility for candidates having so far failed the judicial scrutiny, today recommended all states to implement its decision of making construction of toilets mandatory for those contesting Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs) elections.
This was discussed at a meeting of the NITI Aayog’s sub-group of chief ministers on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Andhra Pradesh CM Chandra Babu Naidu heads the group. This was the fourth and the last meeting of the Aayog.
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar said his government had set a target to construct personal toilets in all houses of the state by October 2019. So far, about 86 per cent of the target had been achieved.
Lauding PM Narendra Modi for his Swachh Bharat vision, he said all states must make “toilet at home” a pre-requisite for poll aspirants.
Naidu called the decision a significant step towards Swachh Bharat campaign.
Naidu informed Khattar that the sub-group’s report, which will be prepared in 10 days, would incorporate his recommendation.
Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat urged for more Central funds to the states to implement the mission effectively. He urged for more thrust on solid and liquid waste management system.