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Fix number of terms for people in PM, CM chairs: Scindia

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Press Trust of India Bhopal
Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia today advocated a fixed number of terms for an individual for the posts of prime minister and chief minister like in the US where a person can be elected president only for two terms.
"The US president gets two terms. Likewise, the number of terms of people who become prime minister and chief ministers should be fixed," Scindia said.
The Lok Sabha MP from Guna was speaking to reporters at a meet-the-press programme organised by the Central Press Club here.
His comment on the prime ministerial and chief ministerial terms came when he was asked about job extensions being given, by the Centre and the states, to bureaucrats on the verge of retirement and the rehiring of those who had superannuated.
"I am averse to the Centre and state governments' moving to hire retired government bureaucrats. If they are hired in the run-up to the polls, it is all the more wrong as such decisions smack of conspiracies," he said.
"I am also against service extensions being given to top bureaucrats who are on the verge of retirement," he added.
"If someone is retiring, he should relinquish office and make way for the person in waiting," Scindia asserted.
He then said that, likewise, the number of tenures of people occupying the posts of PM and CMs should also be fixed.

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First Published: Jun 30 2018 | 9:40 PM IST

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