Dynastic politics an accepted norm: Sindhia

Asserting that dynastic politics had become an accepted norm in the country, JD(S) working president P G R Sindhia said on Tuesday that H D Kumaraswamy would be the chief ministerial candidate in the event of the party coming to power after the next Assembly elections.

Addressing reporters, he said: “Dynastic politics is an accepted norm in the country’s political situation, and it is not right to isolate the JD(S) over practising it.”

Sindhia, who had once rebelled against JD(S) chief H D Deve Gowda for promoting his sons and quit the party, was reacting to Leader of the Opposition Siddaramaiah’s allegation that Gowda was practising dynastic politics. Siddaramaiah had also challenged the former prime minister to announce Sindhia as the party’s chief ministerial candidate during the next Assembly elections.

Declaring that he was not an aspirant for the chief minister’s post, Sindhia said Kumaraswamy was the most popular leader of the party. “He has won the hearts of the people of the State by implementing popular schemes during his tenure as chief minister.”

Asked about the possibility of JD(S) floor leader H D Revanna aspiring to become chief minister, Sindhia said: “Revanna is also not an aspirant for the post. All leaders of the party are unanimous in their opinion in this regard.”

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