Monday, 4 July, 2022
TopicDynastic politics

Topic: Dynastic politics

2 ex-CMs’ kids get plum posts in Uttarakhand — minister Saurabh Bahuguna, Speaker Ritu Khanduri

Ritu Khanduri Bhushan, set to be first woman Speaker in Uttarakhand, is daughter of B.C. Khanduri, while Saurabh Bahuguna is youngest son of Vijay Bahuguna.

Mamata’s sister-in-law enters politics with Kolkata civic polls, opposition cries ‘dynasty’

Kajari Banerjee will be a TMC candidate in Ward 73, where Mamata lives. Opposition parties have denounced her selection as ‘dynastic politics’.

Look beyond Chirag Paswan’s failure. Dynastic politics is what keeps regional parties afloat

What would happen to parties like SP, RJD and DMK if dynasties didn't exist? Insecure Indian politicians don't groom a second rung of leaders unless a family member is waiting in the wings.

‘Anti-dynasts’ Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) inducts 3 RJD MLAs, all from powerful political families

6 RJD MLAs have joined JD(U) of late & three of them are Yadavs. JD(U) leaders say inducting them is a political move to make inroads into RJD’s Yadav votes.

Scindia’s entry hurts BJP and Modi more than any other dynast’s. Here is why

To sustain Modi’s anti-rich image, the BJP spins stories about how dynasts in the party are never promoted. Defending Scindia would be tough.

Uddhav Thackeray, once a critic of dynastic politics, now has 22 dynasts in his cabinet

Maharashtra CM and Shiv Sena head Uddhav Thackeray has inducted his son as minister. Nine NCP and 8 Congress dynasts also sworn in.

Udhayanidhi Stalin – Tamil filmstar, Karunanidhi heir & DMK’s latest dynastic entrant

Udhayanidhi’s appointment as DMK's youth wing secretary is being seen as a clear message that the succession line would remain within the family.

Not just Rahul Gandhi, one in 10 world leaders comes from households with political ties

At the same time, 71 per cent of all the female world leaders surveyed by a new study attained the highest office without any family connections to politics.

Why nobody sat on the same sofa as Sonia Gandhi

Many of us have been witness to this almost feudal style of functioning that has come to define the Sonia Gandhi era in the Congress.

BJP’s MP candidates’ list bears CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s stamp

Chouhan’s ‘preferential treatment’ in candidate selection process could backfire him as well, say party leaders.

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Attendees pose for a group photo at the 48th G7 Summit on 26 June | PTI

G7 infra plan a lifeline developing nations can’t ignore but first crack this code, like BRI

Silk roads are getting bumpier but Beijing will maximise its pursuit of global leadership as long as it perceives that Washington seeks to deny it any.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.