<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Candidates at the elections to local self-government bodies in Maharashtra will now have to declare that they have a toilet at home and ‘use it regularly’. As a part of measures to put an end to open defecation, the state cabinet today approved a proposal to promulgate ordinance making it mandatory for candidates contesting self government local body polls to declare that they have a toilet at home and use it regularly. An official in the Chief Minister’s office said the candidates will have to submit self-certification, or a certificate of competent authority in this regard. The rule would be effective from the next month’s municipal corporation, zilla parishad and panchayat samiti polls, the official said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

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Toilet at home mandatory for candidates at local polls in Maha