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File photo of PM Narendra Modi | ANI

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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking at a Constitution Day event in Parliament, on 26 November 2021 | Twitter/@ANI

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.
File image of the late Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan and his son, Lok Janshakti Party MP Chirag Paswan | ANI

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.
Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa's younger son B.Y. Vijayendra (third from left) with BJP MLAs | File photo | ANI

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.
File image of Jyotiraditya Scindia being welcomed into the BJP by its president J.P. Nadda | Photo: ANI

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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi | File photo | Kamal Kishore | PTI

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.
File image of Devendra Fadnavis | PTI

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.
Rahul Gandhi and Manmohan Singh

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.
Maneka Gandhi (left) with Varun Gandhi (right)

2019 elections ended ‘dynasties’ only of Congress, BJP’s are well and truly thriving

Many in Congress like Rahul Gandhi and Scindia lost partly due to BJP’s anti-dynasty agenda. BJP’s own dynasts, however, romped home with massive wins.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

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Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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