Ex-PM ‘s Price For Son’s Power

The man who became India’s Prime Minister during the post-Emergency Janata rule, HD Devegowda, is the first (hopefully the only) leader to support the Congress move to have as India’s next Prime Minister Rahul Gandhi, the grandson of Indira Gandhi who had imposed Emergency and jailed thousands of Indians.

That does not come as a surprise as Rahul’s Congress is supporting the Chief Ministership of Kumaraswamy, Devegowda’s son, though his party JDS won the LOWEST position in Karnataka Assembly election.

The parallel between his choice as PM and Rahul’s candidature is significant. Devegowda’s became the compromise candidate just to keep out a Brahmin, Ramakrishna Hegde and Rahul alias Pappu (by his own admission) to keep out an allegedly Brahminical party, the Bharatiya Janata Party.

The announcement by Devegowda is nothing more than an admission that he was prepared to pay any price for Congress support to keep his son in power.

That Rahul running the country may be a disaster, that he himself has been anti-Congress for decades does not matter to him.

Both stand for dynasty rule.

Any price for power is the real motto of all Indian political parties, almost all of them headed by dynasties.

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B. Someswar Rao

60 years of journalism, from the age of 16, and two books later, life has so much more to offer, there is no looking back. Not yet. Unstoppable after 70 is a simple expression of my thoughts, my triumphs, my failures and everything that makes this journey incredible. My books: - A TOWN CALLED PENURY- the changing culture of Indian journalism - JOURNALISM - Ethics, Codes, Laws Working on: - 'THE OUTHOUSE ON THE FIRST FLOOR - Coming of (Old)Age in India'

3 thoughts on “Ex-PM ‘s Price For Son’s Power”

  1. True. Dynasty rule needs to end if not today very soon. The dooms day for Dynasty at least at National level is not far away…

  2. There are many who still believe only the Indira family should rule. All Congress members equate loyalty with sycophancy. So Puppy as PM may not be far away
    We get only what we deserve.

  3. “Any price for power” is really all that matters. From power comes money. It is instructive to see changes in fortune of many top leaders after getting to a position of power.

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