Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Saturday took a dig at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, saying if he were to get married, his yet-to-be-born child would be anointed the next leader of the opposition party.

He was responding to a pointed query on whether giving tickets to family members of senior BJP leaders amounted to promoting dynastic rule after the release of the party manifesto for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.

He said Rahul Gandhi’s family was an example of dynastic politics in the country. “… it was decided that after Nehru, it would be Indira (Gandhi); after her, Rajiv bhai; and after him, Rahul Gandhi… that is what we are opposed to,” Shah said.

The BJP chief claimed giving tickets to the kin of MLAs and MPs was not dynastic politics.


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