Thursday, August 04, 2005

Also from India

Again via India Uncut, this little gem from the BBC.
Village council candidates in India should be allowed to stand for election only if they have a toilet at home, the rural development minister says.

In a letter to all chief ministers, Raghuvansh Prasad Singh said the toilet rule should be set out in law.

He said too many elected members "do not have toilet facilities in their own houses and defecate in the open".
Defecating in the open eh? Well, they won't want the punters thinking they're full of it.