Not even a year has passed since the death of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) founder Ram Vivas Paswan, but both his party and family seem to be falling apart.
Another example of the struggle for supremacy between families in politics over political legacy is in front of everyone. The situation is that party president Chirag Paswan is being offered to remain in the party.
Families have deep roots in Indian politics. Along with national parties, regional parties are also not untouched by familyism. Today there is hardly any party as an exception in which the vine of dynasty has not spread.
Recently, the dispute between uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras and nephew Chirag Paswan in Lok Janshakti Party has again raised the question of the battle for supremacy over the political legacy in the family.
In LJP, led by uncle Pashupati Paras, five MPs, including cousin Prince Paswan, have formed a separate faction. In such a situation, the crisis of political existence has come to the fore in front of Chirag. Know about the prominent pairs of such uncle-nephew famous in Indian politics
Bal Thackeray did not make political successor
When Balasaheb Thackeray was active in politics, Raj Thackeray was very close to him. He felt that after Balasaheb, he would be made the heir to his political legacy.
Raj parted ways when Bal Thackeray declared Uddhav as his political heir instead of Raj. He formed a new party called Maharashtra Navnirman Sena. However, politically Raj Thackeray did not get the expected success.
Government was formed secretly with BJP
The pair of Nationalist Congress chief Sharad Pawar and Ajit Pawar is very famous in politics. Ajit Pawar, who considered his uncle as a political guru, formed the government overnight with the BJP without Sharad Pawar being aware of his political ambitions.
Ajit Pawar became the Deputy Chief Minister. However, he had to resign after three days and again he returned to his uncle’s party.
Shivpal did not get preference, then left him
The role of Shivpal Singh in building the Samajwadi Party in UP cannot be denied by the party workers as well as the people of the opposition. But when the time came to hand over the political legacy, here also father Mulayam Singh Yadav preferred his son over his brother.
Shivpal openly expressed his displeasure over Akhilesh Yadav being made the political heir. Not only this, he also formed the Progressive Samajwadi Party. However, at times there are reports that Shivpal and Akhilesh are going to be reunited. This kind of speculation keeps going on in politics. Right now the paths of both are different.
When grandfather went to jail, the family was shattered
The Chautal family, which had a strong hold in Haryana, was completely shattered after Om Prakash Chautala went to jail.
In 2014, uncle Abhay Chautala and nephew Dushyant Chautala were face to face in the fight for political supremacy in this family. The party disintegrated in December. Dushyant formed the Jannayak Janata Party.
In the year 2019, after winning the Haryana Assembly elections, he joined hands with the BJP and became the Deputy Chief Minister.
Nephew Manpreet revolted on Badal’s son Moh
In Punjab, the dispute between uncle Parkash Singh Badal and nephew Manpreet Badal in the Badal family is hardly unknown to anyone. Manpreet is the son of Parkash Singh Badal’s younger brother Gurdas Singh Badal.
When Parkash Singh Badal took forward his son Sukhbir Singh Badal, nephew Manpreet went through this exasperation. Manpreet rebelled and formed the Punjab People’s Party. However, he later merged his party with the Congress. Manpreet Badal has a distinct identity in the politics of Punjab as a politician and as an efficient Finance Minister.