Vice-prez slammed for remark on dynasty
The Congress on Saturday reacted to vicepresident Venkaiah Naidu’s comments on dynasty politics with the party’s communications chief Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeting, “India expects maturity of language & gravitas in choice of words from its Vice President, not nasty acronyms & poorly drafted catchwords.”
Congress vice- president Rahul Gandhi, who is on a trip to United States of America, had spoken on the dynasty issue while addressing students in University of California, Berkeley.
Mr. Gandhi had said, “Most parties in India have that problem. So don’t give us stick because Akhilesh Yadav is a dynast. Stalin is a dynast. (Prem Kumar) Dhumal’s son is a dynast, even Abhishek Bachchan is a dynast. That is how India runs.”
The vice-president of India had said that dynasty and democracy can’t go together. Mr. Naidu said, “Dynasty is nasty but tasty to some people.” The vice-president, however, had steered clear from taking names.