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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.
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.
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 son B.Y. Vijayendra was Friday elected state BJP vice-president along with nine others.
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.
17 of the 29 dynasts BJP fielded across Maharashtra and Haryana have won. The figure for Congress stands at 21 out of 36.
Nearly 20% of the candidates fielded by BJP in Maharashtra assembly elections are from political families, including CM Devendra Fadnavis.
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.
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.
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.
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