Medha for ‘one family, one elected rep’ formula

Last Updated: Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 22:21

Panaji: Deprecating rise of political
dynasties, activist Medha Patkar on Thursday suggested "one family,
one elected representative" cap in politics.

"This is the only way we can control this dangerous
trend. I know this trend has reached Goa too," Patkar, the
founder of National Alliance for People`s Movement, told

She was referring to allotment of 11 out of 33
assembly tickets to Goa`s leading Congress politicians and
their kin.

Patkar said till the time such a cap was fixed "people
have to decide whether they want two, three or just one person
from a family elected."

The noted social activist said NAPM was also looking
at the the possibility of having one member each of the two
sexes as elected representatives in every constituency so that
women got their due share in power.

In the tiny coastal state going to poll on March 3,
the Congress has allotted 11 tickets to former chief ministers
Churchill Alemao and Pratapsinh Rane, ministers Ravi Naik and
Atanasio Monserratte, besides MLA Pandurang Madkaikar and
their kin.


First Published: Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 22:21

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