Bhopal, Jun 30 (PTI) Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia today advocated a fixed number of terms for an individual for the posts of prime minister and chief minister like in the US where a person can be elected president only for two terms. Also Read - Live Cricket Score Ind vs Aus 4th Test Day 2 Today's Match Live Updates Gabba, Brisbane: Thakur Removes Paine After Fifty, Cummins Joins Green

“The US president gets two terms. Likewise, the number of terms of people who become prime minister and chief ministers should be fixed,” Scindia said. Also Read - KHP vs SOP Dream11 Team Prediction Pakistan One Day Cup 2020-21: Captain, Vice-captain, Fantasy Tips, Probable XIs For Today's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Southern Punjab at Karachi at 10:00 AM IST January 16 Saturday

The Lok Sabha MP from Guna was speaking to reporters at a meet-the-press programme organised by the Central Press Club here. Also Read - APFC vs PRN1 Dream11 Team Prediction Nepal One Day Prime Minister's Cup 2021 Match 2: Captain, Vice-captain, Fantasy Tips, Probable XIs For Today's Armed Police Force Club vs Providence 1 at Kirtipur at 9:15 AM IST January 16 Saturday

His comment on the prime ministerial and chief ministerial terms came when he was asked about job extensions being given, by the Centre and the states, to bureaucrats on the verge of retirement and the rehiring of those who had superannuated.

“I am averse to the Centre and state governments’ moving to hire retired government bureaucrats. If they are hired in the run-up to the polls, it is all the more wrong as such decisions smack of conspiracies,” he said.

“I am also against service extensions being given to top bureaucrats who are on the verge of retirement,” he added.

“If someone is retiring, he should relinquish office and make way for the person in waiting,” Scindia asserted.

He then said that, likewise, the number of tenures of people occupying the posts of PM and CMs should also be fixed.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.