Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicDynasty politics

Topic: dynasty politics

It’s ‘one family, one ticket’ for BJP, but party’s splitting heirs to placate dynasties in Himachal

To balance out anti-incumbency and rebellion, the BJP has fielded several family members of established leaders. Local leaders claim ‘winnability’ matters most at the moment.

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.

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.