Dynasty political parties ‘threats’ to democracy in India, says JP Nadda

Dynastic political parties were a “threat” to democracy in India, BJP leader JP Nadda said on Saturday, while claiming that only his party was based on ideology.

Speaking to a BJP Scheduled Tribes Sammelan in Rajasthan’s Sawai Madhopur district, he took a swipe at the INC, saying there was ‘nothing Indian’, ‘national’ or of “Congress” in”.

“It’s become a family and a brother and sister’s party,” Nadda said.

He said that there are other dynastic political parties in the country such as Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, K Chandrashekhar Rao’s TDP in Telangana and NCP and Shiv Sena in Maharashtra.

“Initially these become regional parties and later turn into dynastic parties,” the BJP leader said.

”The BJP has the largest number of supporters and we will move forward but we have to understand that these parties are a threat to the country’s democracy. It’s not good for democracy,” Nadda said.

At the event, through which the party aims to strengthen its base in eastern Rajasthan, he claimed that the BJP is the only political party in India based on ideology.

Nadda also targeted the Aam Aadmi party, which formed the government in Punjab, saying it should not be forgotten that its candidates saw their security deposits confiscated in the assembly elections of Uttar Pradesh, Goa and Uttarakhand.

He said the BJP had won four out of five parliamentary elections and in Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath had become the first sitting chief minister to win a second term.

Accusing the Congress of being “anti-tribal and anti-dalit”, Nadda said the welfare of tribals and Dalits was ensured by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

”The Congress party kept busy in dynastic politics and never cared about Dalits and Tribals. It is the Congress whose candidate contested the election against BR Ambedkar,” the BJP leader said.

”The Union government led by Prime Minister Modi is running social welfare programs to bring the tribal into the mainstream.” Targeting the Ashok Gehlot-led government in Rajasthan, he alleged the Congressional waiver was ”Head to the neck in corruption, a ruling MLA party is abusing an SHO and atrocities against Dalits and Tribals are happening in the state”.

He claimed that 6.51 lakh criminal cases have been recorded in Rajasthan in the past 38 months and 18 rapes occur daily.

”Most of the crimes against tribes and Dalits occur in Rajasthan. Congressional leaders should be forced to sit at home. You are creating awareness through democratic means against Congress,” Nadda said.

Describing Modi as the protector of tribal rights, he highlighted various central government projects and programs.

BJP National General Secretary Arun Singh, State President Satish Poonia, MP Rajya Sabha and Tribal Chief Kirodi Lal Meena and other leaders were also present at the meeting.

The meeting also brought together scholars from eastern Rajasthan, especially from Bharatpur division which includes Bharatpur, Karauli, Sawai Madhopur and Dholpur.

In this region, the Congress had won the majority of seats in the 2018 parliamentary elections. The BJP is trying to strengthen its base in the region ahead of the 2023 assembly elections.

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