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Congress originator of nepotism, BJP no different: AAP

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Tuesday criticised nepotism in the political system, referring to Rahul Gandhi's nomination for President without any challenger emerging, adding the has not right to comment on it as the party itself practices favouritism.

"The has certainly been the originator of nepotism in this country but the doesn't have the right to question this process. It should first condemn its own norms that bring people forward purely on the basis of partiality," leader Sanjay Singh told media here.

"There are party workers who work day and night but the ones who get the seats are the children of their members."

Noting that there have been huge debates in the media and among other parties on the concept of favouritism shown to relatives after Gandhi filed nomination for the Presidential election on Monday without any challenger, he said there is a comparison being made with the Mughal era.

"They are saying that the country is still under the rule of kings and princes. It is undeniable that over the decades, has been ruled by different members of just one family from Jawaharlal Nehru to to Sanjay Gandhi... and now Rahul Gandhi," said Singh.

"They always wanted puppets to work under them. They used Manmohan Singh, who served the country for ten years as its Prime Minister like a puppet.

"... But is itself an epitome of nepotism -- from Kalyan Singh to Vasundhara Raje to Rajnath Singh and Kalraj Mishra -- their children got the seats despite other party workers making tremendous amount of efforts," he added.

Senior leader Ashutosh added that if the is anti-nepotism, it should embrace the same protocol as the that doesn't allow two people from the same family to become members of the party.

"Then we will believe they are against the norm."



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First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 22:42 IST