The BJP spares no effort in lashing out at Rahul Gandhi for being a dynast and hailing from a dynasty. Iam am not defending Rahul Gandhi in any sense , but driving home a point . As a political party it is fair enough to lash out at a rival party and if that leader happens to be dynast. But my question is why this selective one- sided narrative ?
Does the media or rather to put it more straight Rahul Kanwal and Arnab Goswami like us to believe that Jannayak Janta Party leader Dushyant Chautala ( who has just become Deputy Chief Minister in Haryana in BJP led Government) and Aditya Thackeray ( Uddhav Thackeray’s son and aspiring to be CM of Maharashtra ) are not dynast’s? . They can debate endlessly on super prime time about Rahul Gandhi but conveniently shy away from a debate on Aditya Thackeray or Dushyant Chautala ( His father Ajay Chautala out on a two week furlough from Tihar Jail, Grand father Om Prakash Chautala is in Jail serving ten year sentence).
This ‘ Dynasty’ or Dynast or in the words of Prime Minister Narendra Modi Naamdaar and Kaamdaar is all rhetoric . The reality is – If the dynast aligns with the BJP . Then all is well.
Another point to be noted is that the BJP formed a disastrous coalition government in Jammu And Kashmir with another dynast Mehbooba Mufti of the PDP, who was at the helm from 4 April 2016, to 19 June 2018. Suddenly after two years , BJP found that the PDP was a terror party. And quickly to cover its blunder citing larger interest of the state and national security decided to withdraw support from the government.
Today, BJP and its spokespersons are lashing out at National Conference . My question to the BJP is simple – Was not National Conference part of the NDA under Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee ? Then there was no problem with National Conference or its ideology. Omar Abdullah in-fact began his political innings under Vajpayee . On 13 October 1999, he took oath as Union Minister of State, Commerce and Industry. And on 22 July 2001, he became the youngest Union Minister, when he was made Union Minister of State for External affairs. He resigned from the post on 23 December 2002, to concentrate on party work. So why this U- turn on National Conference by BJP now ? The Nation really wants to know.
Moreover, given Chautala’s controversial past, it remains to be seen how long the BJP and JJP bonhomie stays . Bottom line is clear – Dynast and Dynasty are here to stay in Indian politics . One may hate it but surely cannot ignore it.