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who sold the acid and also a juvenile who was accompanying the main accused when the incident took place, Butover the yearschildren of various leaders have taken overprojected as legitimate heirs of political jagirs of all sorts In small towns and panchayatsthis is sometimes more starkly evident and more openly talked about Mayoral elections and other municipal-level elections offer an excellent microcosm to watch a phenomenon which is now played out at all levels in political parties It cannot be legitimately argued that those who are sonsdaughters or even nephews-in-law carry a millstoneand that they not be permitted to do what their parents did That would violate basic individual rightsand would also militate against the virtual guild system that has very much been part of the Indian tradition (doctorslawyersengineers all taking up their parents craft without a murmur) Alsoin cases where political kin actually secure huge margins of victory and pass the democratic testto make a case for not allowing sons and daughters to contest would be problematic But a damning consequence of this obvious change in the criteria for who gets the ticketan implicit recognition that leaders children would inheritand that too in the lifetime and under the watchful eye of the parenthas resulted in the weakening of the political party system in India As even those who are first generation fighters in politics for exampleKarunanidhiThackerayMulayam SinghSharad PawarPurno Sangma and innumerable many in the Congress and the BJP (most recently Vilasrao DeshmukhShinde and Gopinath Munde) hand down opportunity directly to their familieshow elections are fought has changed As the party machinery is not exactly cranked up to help candidates uniformlythose anxious about their scions pump in disproportionate amounts of influence and money to ensure that they land a victory The older democratic process of the party machinery taking responsibility for ensuring victories has been virtually replaced by a smaller (in the short-termmore efficient) family corewhich then proceeds to run politics and campaigns like a contractor wouldsomething which ultimately saps traditional essence of a political party This system is not transparent and ultimately shuts the door to new entrants and aspirationstaking away the only thing that has the power to help people in an unequal society like India the promise of equality of opportunity What is ironic is that most cases of handing over to children are made on the basis of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty But the script is very different from what it is made out In the mid-late sixties Indira Gandhi was struggling to make a markbut her fatherIndias first prime ministernever really left it for her A cursory reading of the political history of the times functions as a textbook tutorial on how to capture a party as large and restless as the Congress Young Indira moved smartly and politically Apart from intelligently using her confidantes (most of them Kashmiri pandits like herselfthough not necessarily related to her)she even adopted an ideology to take on the old and snarling guard brilliantly after her fathers death in order to settle herself in This was a succession ensured by the successor well after the predecessor had passed on Of coursethere is something about hailing from political families the expectationsdinner-time conversationsturbulencepersonal tragedies and possible horrors that sharpen the mettle of children and those watching from up closesomething that trains those schooled in it in a very special way Consider againin neighbouring Sri Lankaa Sirimavo Bandaranaike or a Chandrika Kumaratunga who have seen and undergone miseries which are the stuff of screenplayssomething that earned them their place in the power matrixfamilyhistorytragedy and personal fortitude all mixed in a way that detangling them is not always possible or recommended The problem is not that children of leaders cannot do what their parents did To suggest that is unconstitutional But what subverts the spirit of this great democracy is when the only problem confronting leaders seems to be to secure their kin a foothold Several of us laughed cynically when there were reports of laptops being used to evaluate the winnability of ticket-seekers before decisions were taken Butin retrospectthere was something promising in the whirring of the hard-disk as it chose somewhat randomly The certainty of some of the choices made in the most recent ticket distribution could not be filling anyone with much hope [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News He charmed his hosts with his ready wit, O’Neal explained that his bravado was only his attempt to savor every moment of the experience. 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