Why This Election Is Bad For Dynasties?

For the second time in a row, the Narendra Modi – Amit Shah duo chased a remarkable victory for Bharatiya Janata Party. While the BJP wave has crushed Gandhi’s dynasty in Amethi, the election didn’t allow many political scions, across the nation, to register a victory.

In a very first place, former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s son and president of Congress party – Rahul Gandhi faced a defeat in Amethi. BJP’s Smriti Irani has emerged victorious with a decent margin. In another instance, Vaibhav Gehlot, son of Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot (Congress) too lost the battle to BJP leader Gajendra Shekhawat.

Madhya Pradesh leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, son of Madhavrao Scindia, too lost the election from Guna Constituency, Madhya Pradesh. The LS segment has been a stronghold of Scindia’s family since 1970’s. Jyotiraditya lost the battle by more than one lakh votes. Milind Murli Deora, son of Murli Deora, too lost from Mumbai South. Deora was defeated by a huge margin, though he was openly endorsed by India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani.

While Sharad Pawar’s daughter Supriya Sule won with a handsome majority, Parth Pawar – son of Ajith Pawar (nephew of Sharad Pawar and former deputy CM of Maharashtra) got crashed from Maval LS segment. Coming to Karnataka, CM HD Kumaraswamy’s son Nikhil Gowda was defeated by Independent candidate and yesteryear film actress Sumalatha in Mandya. Even Deve Gowda got defeated in Tumkur constituency by 13,000 votes.

Coming to Andhra Pradesh, Chandrababu Naidu son and TDP’s Nara Lokesh was defeated by YCP in Mangalagiri assembly segment. Other political scions who faced a huge disappointment include Devineni Nehru’s son Devineni Avinash (Gudiwada), Paritala Ravi’s son Paritala Sriram (Raptadu) and Bhuma Nagi Reddy’s daughter Bhuma Akhila Priya (Allagadda). In Telangana, KCR faced an embarrassment as his daughter Kalvakuntla Kavitha was defeated by BJP’s Arvind Dharmapuri.

However, former CM and late Rajasekhar Reddy son YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSRCP emerged as the biggest gainer in the polls and is set to form the government soon. In fact, it is the first time in AP history that a former CM’s son is taking oath as Chief Minister.

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