Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Ravi Shankar Prasad on August 9 hit out at the “dynastic politics”, stating that it is inherently undemocratic and severely compromises the talent coming into a political party.
Addressing a press conference in the national capital, the BJP MP said, “The meaning of family dynasty is that a son or daughter of a leader will become the leader of the party. Not just a leader but he will either become a PM or CM or a candidate for the PM or CM post irrespective of their capability. Family rule is inherently undemocratic and irresponsible.”
Targeting Rahul Gandhi, Ravi Shankar Prasad asked whether the Congress leader was capable of becoming a leader of a country like India.
“Packaging and re-packaging of Rahul Gandhi keep going on. But does the Congress party ever think of Rahul Gandhi as capable of becoming a leader of a country like India? No matter what, Rahul is the Congress candidate of Prime Minister,” Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
“In Bihar and Uttar Pradesh we see the same situation. In Bihar Tejashwi is aspiring to be Chief Minister, in West Bengal Mamata’s nephew is in line for the post. The same goes for Tamil Nadu. This leaves no room for the aspiration of ordinary cadres of the party. Family rule is undemocratic,” he added.
Ravi Shankar Prasad also spoke on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tweet today on ‘Quit India’ stating that if the democratic fabric of the country is to be safeguarded, the ills of family rule, corruption and appeasement have to quit India.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started an important campaign, Pararvad Quit India, Corruption Quit India and Appeasement politics Quit India. Rampant family rule, quit India, stinking corruption quit India, appeasement politics quit India,” the BJP MP said.
Earlier today, in a tweet on the anniversary of the historic movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a jibe at the Opposition I.N.D.I.A alliance.
“Tributes to the greats who took part in the Quit India Movement. Under the leadership of Gandhi Ji, this Movement played a major role in freeing India from colonial rule. Today, India is saying in one voice: Corruption Quit India. Dynasty Quit India. Appeasement Quit India,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted.
Tributes to the greats who took part in the Quit India Movement. Under the leadership of Gandhi Ji, this Movement played a major role in freeing India from colonial rule. Today, India is saying in one voice:
Corruption Quit India.
Dynasty Quit India.
Appeasement Quit India. pic.twitter.com/w6acXBoNq1
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 9, 2023
Quit India Movement, also known as the “Bharat Chodo Andolan”, was launched by Mahatma Gandhi on August 9, 1942.
Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party has said it will launch the ‘Quit India’ campaign against the Opposition bloc and will hold a protest later in the day.
(with inputs from ANI)