The so called youth party congress

By Sanchit on Friday, May 08, 2009

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Congress has always projected itself as a youth party that "empowers" the youth. Many may believe that congress has rightly done that also. Thinking about youth leaders of congress the names that comes to mind are Rahul and Priyanka gandhi, Milind Deora, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Naveen jindal, Priya dutt and Sachin pilot.

All looks good but now lets look at the "political" qualification and experience of ground realities of these politicians-

1.) Rahul and priyanka Gandhi- Children of Sonia gandhi

2.) Milind deora- Son of murli deora (congress minister)

3.) Jyotiraditya scindia- Son of Madhav Rao scindia (Congress minister)

4.) Naveen jindal- Son of O.P. Jindal (congress minister)

5.) Sachin pilot- Son of Rajesh pilot (Again congress minister)

6.) Priya dutt- Daughter of Sunil dutt ( Congress minister)

7.) 2 youth candidates hanpicked by Rahul gandhi for Lok sabha 2009- Check the criteria for selection here.

So if the criteria for calling itself a youth party is just chosing children of former ministers then I believe every political party in India have ministers which have children that can be easily inducted in political parties! But Isnt it better to chose deserving candidates rather then "youth" with no idea on how things work. Other parties have youth candidates which have risen from the grounds but they go unnoticed because though deserving they dont have any political godfather for publicity.

Children of Ministers- Youth party or Monarchy?