Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicDynasty politics

Topic: dynasty politics

Buzz in UP BJP is about a new chief & ‘lights’ have been switched on for AAP govt in Punjab

AAP is said to be taking measured steps in this intra-party matrimonial alliance. It’s apprehensive the BJP might accuse it of promoting dynastic politics.

This is why Modi revised his stand on dynasty politics. Beyond usual Gandhi family bashing

BJP leaders no longer have to feel apologetic about hailing from a political family or promoting their sons or daughters. Modi's shift on dynasts has won many hearts in BJP.

Party run for generations by a family biggest problem for healthy democracy: PM Modi

Speaking on Constitution Day at the Parliament, PM Modi criticised dynasty politics and said that the constitutional spirit is hurt when parties lose their democratic character.

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.

Why Yediyurappa son’s rise as Karnataka BJP VP is a win-win situation for CM and critics

Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa’s son B.Y. Vijayendra was Friday elected state BJP vice-president along with nine others.

BJP’s list of dynasts is only growing longer, it now includes at least 11% of its MPs

Jyotiraditya Scindia is not the only dynast to be elected to the Rajya Sabha on a BJP ticket — many others represent party in both Houses of Parliament.

BJP has 16 dynast MLAs in Maharashtra — highest among all parties

17 of the 29 dynasts BJP fielded across Maharashtra and Haryana have won. The figure for Congress stands at 21 out of 36.

Modi-Shah mock Congress for dynastic politics but fielded 28 dynasts in Maharashtra

Nearly 20% of the candidates fielded by BJP in Maharashtra assembly elections are from political families, including CM Devendra Fadnavis.

Congress needs another Manmohan Singh to keep Rahul’s seat warm. But there’s no one around

Rahul Gandhi can resign as Congress chief and return in 2024 as PM candidate. But temporary renunciation could put family’s political relevance into question.

Congress still doesn’t know what has hit it. Rahul will have to be the Gandhi India needs

If Rahul Gandhi can give up party presidentship, he would be free to start his ‘long march’ from Kanyakumari to Kashmir. Congress needs a spring.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

Defence

Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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