How do you signify a leader, the one who take onus? The same quality makes Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the giant leader of today’s time. Recently, PM Modi in a BJP Parliamentary meet said that, dynasty politics won’t to be allowed in the party. With this statement, PM Modi has issued a stern statement against the likes of Rita Bahuguna Joshi and Maneka Gandhi.
India and Dynasty Politics
In Indian politics, there has been a tradition to keep the constituency within the family. The retiring leaders used to hand over the baton to their family members. The Nehru-Gandhi family can be deemed to be the pioneer of dynastic politics in India, but Congress is not solely the paragon.
From East to West, the political arena has been dominated by such parties and leaders. For instance, the Samajwadi Party, headed by the Mulayam Singh Yadav’s family, the Paswan family leading LJP, the Lalu Yadav family leading the RJD, Karunanidhi family(DMK).
The attempt of Dynasty politics in the BJP
India has been under the clutches of dynasty politics and the loss is suffered by the people of the nation. Handing over the baton to family weakens the democracy.
However, There have been several unsuccessful attempts to pass on the power to kins by BJP leaders. Be it MP Rita Bahuguna Joshi demanding ticket for her son, or Maneka Gandhi trying to hand over her constituency to Varun Gandhi.
PM Modi takes a dig at dynasts
In the BJP Parliamentary Party meet in Ambedkar Bhawan, PM Modi emphatically declared that “family politics” would not be allowed in the BJP. With this he gave out a loud and clear message to BJP MPs. He emphasised that BJP has to challenge and fight with family led politics in other parties. PM Modi even said, that if someone’s kin was denied a ticket, I take responsibility.
PM Modi claimed that it was a conscious decision to not hand over party tickets to children of BJP MPs for assembly polls. PM Modi said, “there is an atmosphere against dynastic politics in the country and respecting this sentiment of the people, the BJP took a decision to not give tickets to family member of party leaders.” PM Modi also cautioned partymen on the ills of dynastic politics which, he said, led to casteism.
BJP had entered the political domain with a clear political messaging against dynasty politics. And the way BJP has defended its government in four states, it seems that political message has reached the masses with aplomb