Ker­ala Fol­lows Rest of In­dia in Dy­nasty Pol­i­tics

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Po­lit­i­cal com­men­ta­tors in the state of­ten ex­plain dy­nas­tic rule by cit­ing ex­am­ples from North In­dian states. How­ever, in the last past few years, the phe­nom­e­non has taken over the pol­i­tics of even the most literate state — Ker­ala.

In the forth­com­ing assem­bly elec­tion, the can­di­dates of nearly 16 seats in the 140 seat assem­bly are part of prom­i­nent po­lit­i­cal fam­i­lies. The sons and daugh­ters of lead­ing politi­cians of yesteryears are in­creas­ingly find­ing a place in the can­di­dates list of both United Demo­cratic Front (UDF) and Left Demo­cratic Front (LDF).

In fact in the rul­ing UDF gov­ern­ment led by Congress, five cabi­net min­is­ters were from lead­ing po­lit­i­cal fam­i­lies of Ker-

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