BJP more khandani than Congress: Priyank Kharge

Kalaburagi: Dynastic politics is a dead issue among political parties, but BJP is "more khandani" (family oriented) than the Congress, says IT Minister Priyank Kharge.  

Mr Kharge, son of the leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha M. Mallikarjun Kharge, made the remark when asked about the buzz about “dynastic politics” in poll-bound Karnataka. “When a doctor’s son can become a doctor, an actor’s son can become an actor, an engineer’s son can become an engineer, why not a politician’s son become a politician?” Priyank Kharge, MLA, said. Priyank Kharge, who is seeking re-election from Chittapur segment in this district, said son of a politician can get a ticket but it’s the people who decide electoral fortune. 

“How many successful politicians’ and CM’s children have become successful politicians? But people do not realise that we get elected by them. And the dynastic issue, I think, is a dead issue among the parties also,” he said. He went on to add: “BJP is now leading us (in dynastic politics)… BJP accuses the Congress that it relies on one khandan (Nehru-Gandhi family). (But) they (BJP) are becoming more khandani than us.”  

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