Lok Sabha Election result 2019: Fall of dynastic politics in India
BJP won a landslide victory in Lok Sabha Elections 2019. PM Narendra Modi was criticising dynastic politics during entire election campaign. Now, the people of India have accepted PM Modi’s urge and rejected Nehru-Gandhi dynasty with a big margin.
When we think about dynastic politics in India Nehru-Gandhi family emerged first in our mind. But, there are some other families too who are into the similar politics. In 2019 mandate, some of the famous political personalities and their heirs couldn’t save their seats. Political heirs of Congress and NCP have been completely rejected. Supriya Sule is the only candidate from NCP who won the election while Sharad Yadav’s son and political heirs from Congress have been rejected.
Rahul Gandhi tops the list of political heirs in India but failed to perform what he was expecting from Amethi. Grandson of first female Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, emerged at the bottom end. In Amethi Rahul Gandhi secured 412867 votes while Smriti Irani won the seat with 467598 votes. However, he will sit in the parliament because he won Wayanad seat in Kerala.
Son of Madhavrao Scindia, Jyotiraditya, lost his stronghold constituency Guna to BJP candidate KP Yadav. He joined Congress in year 2001 when his father Madhavrao Scindia passed away in a plane crash. He was winner from Guna for three terms and his father Madhavrao Scindia had won same seat in 1999. Jyotir’s grandmother Vijayaraje Scindia was a BJP leader, she also won Guna seat for four terms. However, this time Jyotiraditya failed to find grip before Modi wave.
Wife of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, Dimple Yadav, has lost the Kannauj Lok Sabha seat to BJP’s Subrat Pathak by over 10,200 votes. It is a clear example of falling of dynastic politics in India. She has got 548,213 votes while BJP’s Subrat Pathak secured 558,442 votes. She tweets, “I humbly accept Kannauj’s mandate and thank the people of Kannauj for having given me the opportunity to work for them.”
Rajya Sabha Member and RJD chief Lalu Yadav's daughter Misa Bharti lost her Patliputra seat. Ram Kripal Yadav was elected in 2014 Lok Sabah elections also. He defeated Misa Bharti by a margin of 40,000 votes. Despite constant campaign by Misa’s family she couldn’t secure this seat.
Priya Dutt, is the daughter of former Congress minister Sunil Dutt and sister of famous bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt. She was contesting against BJP candidate Poonam Mahajan from Mumbai North-Central seat but lost. Poonam Mahajan is the daughter of late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan. Priya Dutt was restricted to 291764 votes only while Poonam Mahajan bags 478535 votes.
Milind Deora is the son of former INC MP Murli Deora. Milind was contesting from the South Mumbai constituency for the Indian National Congress (INC). Mumbai-South Lok Sabha seat once a stronghold of Congress but Milind Deora lost this time. Arvind Sawant, a candidate from the BJP ally Shiv Sena, beat Deora with a lead of 74,000 votes.
Parth Pawar is son of senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar. He was contesting from Maval Lok Sabha seat but lost to Shiv Sena’s Shrirang Barne. Shrirang got 720663 votes (52.6%) while Parth Pawar secured 504750 votes (36.9%) only. Maval constituency was formed in 2008 since then it has remained with the Shiv Sena. Parth Pawar is the son of Ajit Pawar and grand nephew of Sharad Pawar.
Son of Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, Nikhil Kumaraswamy, lost Mandya seat to Independent candidate Sumalatha. Sumalatha won this seat with margin of 125876 votes. Sumalatha is wife former Congress MP and film star Ambareesh who died last year. JD(S) gave Mandya ticket to the son of Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and grandson of former Prime Minister Deve Gowda, Nikhil Kumaraswamy, who failed to perform.
The Congress leader and the former Chief Minister of the Maharashtra, Vasantdada Patil's grandson, Vishal Patil, had been fielded by the Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatna from Sangli Lok Sabha seat, but he had to face defeat. Nilesh Rane, son of Maharashtra Swabhiman Party chief and former Chief Minister Narayan Rane, lost to Shiv Sena candidate Vinayak Raut from Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg seat in Maharashtra.