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Madhya Pradesh: Male relatives take oath instead of elected women in panchayat
Dais Newsfeed | 07/08/2022 06:40 PM | Click to read full article
Male relatives of some newly-elected women panchayat office-bearers and members were administered the oath of office instead of the latter in a few villages of Madhya Pradesh, following which an official was suspended in one district and an inquiry was ordered in another.
The male relatives, who included fathers and husbands of some women, took oath on Thursday at a few places in Sagar and Damoh districts. The videos of the ‘oath-taking’ ceremonies went viral on social media.