"I will stop calling (him) shahzada if the Congress promises to do way with dynastic politics."
These are the words of Honorable P.M of India, Narendra Modi while addressing one of his Patna rallies when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat.
Narendra Modi vociferously attacked the SHAHZADA i.e present Leader of Opposition, RAHUL GANDHI. He has no personal envy or enmity towards Mr. Rahul, yet he wants Indian Politics to be free from dynastic politics. Or he clearly wants Rahul Gandhi to be out of politics?
But I have a question here. Is Rahul Gandhi the only symbol of dynastic politics?
Well, what our P.M said is indeed the need of the hour!
Elections must be fought on an individual personal mettle, not based on relationships like being the son/daughter of Prime-minister. B.J.P pats its back especially when it is confronted with an issue of NEPOTISM. The B.J.P chest certainly inflates up to 56 inches on this issue.
But wait. What the head of the party (NAMO) claims so strongly, is it necessarily followed by its own party? The B.J.P isn’t merely a party for our P.M. It is akin to his mother (He said it while delivering the speech in the Parliament Hall for the first time).
But is BJP free from Nepotism?
Delving deep into the working of any political party, we will definitely find that few MLA and MP ticket were distributed based on nepotism. No political party is free from it and each one of them has nepotism in varying quantities. Let us witness the roots of nepotism in BJP.
- Jayant Sinha son of ex-finance minister Yashwant Sinha.
- Dushayant Singh s/o Rajasthan CM vasundhara raje.
- Abhishek Singh s/o of Chattisgarh CM Raman Singh.
- Poonam Mahajan d/o of late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan.
- Parvesh Verma S/o of former Delhi CM Sahib Singh.
- Rajbir Singh s/o of UP CM Kalyan Singh.
- Varun Gandhi S/O of Maneka Gandhi.
All these are the names of “born to be a politician” leaders because of the nepotism in politics. Now tell me, how is BJP free from nepotism?
I believe it’s time the PRIME MINISTER, NARENDRA MODI must introspect about his own party ideals rather than focusing on Congress leader, “Rahul Gandhi”.
When a leader of a party was asked about this disaster (nepotism) in his party, he replied: “They worked in the party for years so getting an MP or MLA ticket isn’t a big deal”.
Who worked or who don’t is a fact known by party men only. In the same way, Congress also presents the statement, Rahul too worked for the Congress Party for years.
Thus, he has been taking jibes of fellow opponents just by virtue of his birth.
PM Narendra Modi, who boast about BJP party to be free from nepotism, need to look into the parameters that are chosen for distributing tickets. These parameters should include individual person mettle and exclude nepotism links.
It shouldn't be like the fame of being the children of Leaders, eases the process of getting a ticket. Nepotism should not ease their work in campaigning and swiftly fetch them a seat, which rightfully belongs to a party worker who worked arduously for his party.
The BJP Government has already been a failure on many fronts. Be it demonetization, mob-lynching, GST, bringing back black money, providing employment or 100% ODF India, BJP failed.
Despite this, the issue on which Congress was always taunted, was “DYNASTISM”.
So, the next time PM Narendra Modi attacks Rahul because of his birth, you might ask him, 'How come Jayant Sinha is a minister of state? What was his political struggle to enter into politics?'
Or you may smile simply remembering the idiom, “POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK”.