Indian political system is ruled by Dynastic Politics? To be ruled by the same people over and over again, might get boring, tiresome and lack lustre, not everyone agrees to it though.
Ever since the British left the country, and we achieved Independence, the task of governing the country was held on to us. No royal Rajput to govern us nor stern British to tell us what to do. And so few dedicated minds formed the party system and voted to power a government. While it helped build up a huge nation from scratch, it gave rise to dynastic politics. Dynastic politics- A word which means family politics is a boon to many and a nightmare to the others. Being in the business means you know how it works and are adaptable to the work styles and demands. The work pressure and the workings can be followed up at home too, and with people whom you are comfortable with. Dynamism in politics can seem to work in modern India since it helps legitimise succession in leadership and reduce organisational division. In India, dynastic politics means party members stick to each other and the family ideals. India is not alone in the race of being ruled by dynastic parties. Singapore, Burma, Bangladesh, China, USA, UK are also some of the other countries that have witnessed the reign of dynastic politicians. As in the case of the dynastic parties in India, the parent party member forces the son or daughter to join the system and take over his/ her position. With passing generation, the entire family is bought into the party and it then becomes a dynastic political party. If you look at the database of all the MPs in the Parliament, you can find that less than 50% of the MPs come into politics from the grass root levels. While most of the women MPs entered the politics through family connections, a 33% bill reservation will only push this
number up. Striking character is of that of the inclusion of young Indian politicians. The number of youth in Indian politics is quite minimal. Much of the greater young political leaders of India come from political family background, reasons known to many of us. With a huge family backing and encouragement, it is not surprising to see children tread on their parents footsteps. So having a dynastic party is favourable to some, it is a sad affair for the remaining. For younger interested fans, it is an easy step to gain an entry into this field. Party political members find it easy to gel and mingle with each other being known to each other and find working very comfortable. On the other side of the story are the disadvantages of having a dynastic political party. It might seem unfair for a selected few to gain access into a political party. People might want a change in the way of working and a dynastic party might be rigid in its working policies. Dynastic or otherwise, the common man wants a decent job, good food and a chance to live a quality life, which every political party must strive to make it a reality.