Vice-prez slammed for re­mark on dy­nasty

The Asian Age - - Nation - AGE COR­RE­SPON­DENT

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.

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