Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Its all a Family Affair

 

Rahul Gandhi

Claim to Fame: Son of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and current UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi

Sachin Pilot

Claim to Fame: Son of former Union Minister Rajesh Pilot and former MP Rama Pilot

Political Party: Indian National Congress

Jitin Prasada

Claim to Fame: Son of former Union minister Jitendra Prasada.

Political Party: Indian National Congress

Milind Deora

Claim to Fame: Son of Petroleum Minister Murli Deora

Political Party: Indian National Congress

Jyotiraditya Scindia

Claim to Fame: Son of former Union Minister Madhavrao Scindia

Political Party: Indian National Congress

D Purandeswari

Claim to Fame: Daughter of Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister NT Rama Rao.

Political Party: Indian National Congress

Agatha Sangma, 27-year-old Agatha Sangma is India's youngest Member of Parliament

Claim to Fame: Daughter of former Union minister Purno Sangma.

Political Party: Nationalist Congress Party

Claim to Fame: Son of PMK founder M Ramadoss

Political Party: Pattali Makkal Katchi

Dayanidhi Maran

Claim to Fame: Son of former Union Minister Murasoli Maran and nephew of DMK chief Karunanidhi.

Political Party: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Rajbir Singh

Claim to Fame: son of Former UP chief minister Kalyan Singh

Political Party: Samajwadi Party

Akhilesh Yadav

Claim to Fame: Son of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav

Political Party: Samajwadi Party

Supriya Sule

Claim to Fame: Daughter of Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar

Political Party: Nationalist Congress Party

 

Kanimozhi

Claim to Fame: Daughter of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi.

Political Party: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Raj Thackeray

Claim to Fame: Nephew of Shiv Sena leader Balasaheb Thackeray.

Political Party: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena

Sukhbir Singh Badal

Claim to Fame: Son of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.

Political Party: Shiromani Akali Dal

 

K Muraleedharan

Claim to Fame: Son of K. Karunakaran

Political Party: ex Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President. Now president of the Nationalist Congress Party in Kerala

Naveen Pathnaik

Claim to Fame: Son of late Biju Patnaik, former Chief Minister of Orissa

Political Party: Orissa CM

Omar Abdullah

Claim to Fame: Son of Farooq Abdullah and grandson of Sheikh Abdullah, both have remained Chief Ministers of Jammu and Kashmir.

Political Party: National Conference, Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir

Mehbooba Mufti

Claim to Fame: daughter of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

Political Party: Elected from Bijbehara on an Indian National Congress ticket. Her father had at that time returned to the Congress. Mufti split from the Indian National Congress to form the Jammu & Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party in 1999

Amit Jogi

Claim to Fame: son of Indian politician Ajit Jogi who was first Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh

Political Party:  Indian National Congress 

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

We can be proud that there is no such nonsense in the BJP or RSS. YOu come up through your own work in these parties. Especially in RSS, you can only rise if you work long hours on social work in remote areas.

Ankit said...

@ Panchjanya (the author) -
nice writeup.... there are even more than the numbers you've pointed out.....

@ Anonymous -
this 'family business' continues to run in all parties.... even in the BJP.... but the number is comparatively very less.... i can name a few....
1. Varun Gandhi (BJP contestant from Pilibhit... MP Maneka Gandhi's son)
2. Manvendra Singh (Barmer MP..... former Union Minister Jaswant Singh's son)
3. Dushyant Singh (Jhalawar MP..... former Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje's son)
4. Poonam Mahajan (daughter of Pramod Mahajan..... might get a LS ticket this time)

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Dracula said...

Congress is the root cause of the problems of this nation. It divided the country into pieces and now people do nto even have a clear idea what they really want.

Even parliament elections were voted based on local issues. all these new generations in congress have no clue about social work. They just are pushed to the position without even knowing India.