Another Gandhi is operating for the Indian Parliament: Priyanka, Sonia's daughter, can also be operating | EUROtoday

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NEW DELHI – The reply to the query of whether or not politicians are born or made has all the time been fairly apparent in India. From Monday, if potential, it’s much more so, after the daughter of Sonia Gandhi, Priyankaintroduced his candidacy in a by-election to ship a consultant from the constituency of Wayanadin Kerala.

The electoral queue was essential as a result of the profitable candidate from Wayanad was concurrently on the checklist in one other district which equally rewarded him. It goes with out saying {that a} member of theIndian National Congress who’s granted the posh of showing on the identical time in two faculties – one very armored, the opposite nearly – can solely be a Gandhi: his brother Rahul.

Put that method, it looks as if simply one other case of political nepotism in a rustic the place constituencies are fiefdoms which are usually solely handed over when a inheritor (not figuratively… a toddler, a grandchild, a spouse, a sister or a brother). But Priyanka Gandhi, 52, isn't precisely a parachute. Or not solely that.

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It is so within the sense that the historic electoral base of the Gandhi household is inNorth India and specifically in Uttar Pradesh, not in Kerala which is the acute southwestern nook of the nation. But it isn't within the sense that Priyanka (in South Asia, a land of political dynasties, the primary title is used to keep away from confusion: Indira, Rajiv, Benazir…) is definitely not a novice.