Kerala Follows Rest of India in Dynasty Politics
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-