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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.

Odisha’s Game of Thrones — whoever wins, these families will remain in power

At least half-a-dozen political clans in the state have family members in the 3 main political parties in the state — the BJD, BJP and the Congress.

How 5 families over 3 generations have controlled Haryana’s politics from day one

Hoodas, Chautalas, Bansi Lal, Bhajan Lal & Birender Singh have ruled Haryana since 1966. Fight continues as Gen Now join poll battle — some for control, some for survival.
Yathindra Siddaramaiah

How Karnataka responded to candidates from local dynasties

While Siddaramaiah’s son and K.H. Muniyappa’s daughter won their seats, law minister Jayachandra and son Santosh both lost. Bengaluru: Did giving tickets to the children and family members of politicians prove costly for the Congress? Judging by the results, it’s difficult to say so with certainty, but the old trend of political sons and daughters winning in a cakewalk no longer holds. Siddaramaiah’s son Yathindra won by a thumping majority from the safe seat of Varuna, even as the sitting CM lost from neighbouring Chamundeshwari, and won Badami by a slim margin of just 1,600 votes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ex9Kzu0dezM&index=8&t=4s&list=PLfa0eRI2uIaTE1ykP7b-YcaOTp3kKaAS1 Read more: When it comes to dynasty politics in Karnataka, BJP can’t compete with Congress But T.B. Jayachandra, the law minister in the outgoing Congress government, and his son Santosh, were not so lucky – both lost by huge margins. Santosh had been quite active in the youth Congress, but his name had featured in the list of...
The BJP has slammed Rahul Gandhi for admitting the existence of dynastic politics but numbers show the ruling party isn’t free from the malaise either.

When it comes to political dynasties, BJP is fast catching up with Congress

The BJP has slammed Rahul Gandhi for admitting the existence of dynastic politics but numbers show the ruling party isn’t free from the malaise either.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

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