PM Modi's no to dynasty: No kids of BJP leaders in cabinet

Modi did not allow BJP leaders to be incorporated into the council of ministers on the basis of kin.

hidden May 27, 2014 08:30:34 IST
PM Modi's no to dynasty: No kids of BJP leaders in cabinet

New Delhi: Former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha's son Jayant and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh's son Abhishek are among over half a dozen children of BJP leaders who could not find place in the Narendra Modi-led council of ministers sworn in on Monday.

PM Modis no to dynasty No kids of BJP leaders in cabinet

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Jayant won the Lok Sabha elections from Jharkhand's Hazaribagh constituency while Abhishek emerged victorious in Rajnandgaon seat.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's son Dushyant, who won from Jhalawar-Baran seat of the state, also could not get any ministerial berth. BJP won all 25 parliamentary constituencies in the state.

Maneka Gandhi's son Varun, who won from Uttar Pradesh's Sultanpur seat, was also kept out of Modi's cabinet. However, Maneka was sworn-in as cabinet minister.

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh's son Rajbir Singh and former Delhi Chief Minister Sahib Singh Verma's son Parvesh Verma were also not given any place in the cabinet.

There is also no place for Anurag Thakur, young BJP leader and son of former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, in the ministry.

Modi is a strong critic of Congress' dynasty politics.

PTI

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