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#ccstalks Tweetchat ‘Minimum Qualifications to Stand for Elections: Necessary or Unconstitutional?’

Event Date: 23 Dec 2015; Time: 4-5pm
Venue: tweetchat.com #ccstalks

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 Necessary or Unconstitutional?

The Supreme Court recently upheld the new Haryana panchayat law. The amendments disqualify people who lack formal education, have no functioning toilet in their home and are in debt, from contesting Panchayat elections. Is this a necessary move to ensure quality governance? Or is it unconstitutional, violating the rights of voters to determine for themselves what qualities they want in a candidate?

Join us for #ccstalks on Wednesday, 23 December 2015 from 4-5pm to discuss this issue! Log in to tweetchat.com or Twitter and follow #ccstalks. We look forward to speaking with you! For more information, contact Manasi Bose (pr@ccs.in).