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Plea in HC to fix graduation as minimum qualification to fight civic polls

Press Trust of India  |  Madurai 

A petition was filed in the Bench of the seeking fixing graduation as the minimum educational qualification for people contesting local body elections in

When the plea came up before the court, justices C T Selvam and A M Basheer Ahmed yesterday ordered issuance of notice to the and posted the matter for further hearing next week.

The petitioners, all students of law, submitted that educational qualification had to be fixed for those contesting the civic elections.

In states such as Haryana, and Bihar, a minimum qualification had been fixed for the local body representatives, they submitted.

The had been modernised with the introduction of computers, the petitioners said, adding several schemes, undertaken by the councillors, could not be implemented effectively because they were not educationally qualified.

At least, a degree should be fixed as a minimum qualification, they said.

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 17:00 IST