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Tag: Dynasty Politics

Dynasty Politics: From Royals To Family Dominance In Odisha Panchayat Polls
Dynasty Politics: From Royals To Kinship In Odisha Panchayat Polls

The family of former Odisha Chief Minister Giridhar Gamango is one such example. For the last 56 years, members of the Gamango family have been retaining the Khilapadar Sarpanch post.

Op-Ed: Congress Cannot Look Beyond The Family

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The Congress story is beginning to look boringly familiar. The appointment of Sonia Gandhi as the party’s interim president is bound to induce a feeling of déjà vu among people who have been following its fortunes closely. The development makes the long drawn out meetings held to choose a new party […]

Op-Ed: The Succession Question

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubandeswar: Chief minister and Biju Janata Dal supremo, Naveen Patnaik has sought to seize the high moral ground by categorically asserting that no one from his family would succeed him in politics. He has also made it clear that his successor would emerge from within the party. That, however, is easier said […]

Dynasty politics: BJP has its own share

New Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi’s full-fledged plunge into active politics may have re-ignited a debate on political dynasties but it may also hold the mirror to the BJP which has often accused the first family of Congress of imposing family politics on the country. The newest member of the Gandhi family has walked onto the political […]