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What is necessary in Indian political system is 'One Person One Post' norm
Union minister of state for Sports & Youth Affairs, Sarbananda Sonowal should exhibit political morality by resigning from the Union Cabinet after he has been appointed as President of Assam unit of BJP.

A person can practically never justify his/her role in more than one capacities especially when both these require full time devotion to his/her task. 

Rather there should be a rule whereby even those in legislature including Parliamentarians and state-legislators may not be allowed to have any post in party or even in any private body, because representing lakhs of people in a constituency in itself is a big task.

Only those not have contested any election in say last five years may be appointed as ministers. It will prevent lobbying amongst elected representatives for being ministers, apart from getting opportunity to appoint experts in the ministries.

Ministry-size would then be possible to be maximum ten-per cent of strength of lower House as per original recommendations of Administrative Reforms Commission. Those desiring to become ministers may not contest elections.

Persons appointed as ministers may not require membership of any House. Post of Parliamentary Secretaries may be abolished.

(Subhash Chandra Agrawal is a noted RTI activist)

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