The battle for ‘Generation Next’ has begun in Karnataka, with top political leaders showing their interest to promote careers of their Son’s.
The leaders in the fray who are looking to launch their son’s are BDA Minister KG George and Minister for Infrastructure and Haj – Roshan Baig. Changing political priorities, business interests, family pressure and various other reasons are being touted for the political leaders to make this move.
NURSING POLITICAL AMBITIONS
Ruman Baig Rehman, son of Roshan Baig and Rana George might take over the assembly constituencies contested by Roshan Baig and KG George respectively. KG George and Roshan Baig may move into Delhi by contesting Loka Sabha elections due in 2018. While Junior Baig is seen active in Political meetings with his father, Rana has made fewer appearances to prove his mettle.
The entry of sons and daughters is not just restricted to the Congress party. JD (S) headed by Shri Deve Gowda has most of their family members in top political positions. The most recent addition being Smt.Bhavani Revanna who was elected as a Zilla panchayat member from Hassan District.
HIGH COMMAND ‘CIRCUMSPECT’ – NOT KEEN ON FAMILY POLITICS?
While, Roshan Baig and KG George are looking to vacate their seats to launch the political career of their son’s; they are yet to get concurrence from KPCC and High Command.
RAHUL UNHAPPY – CENSURES SIDDARAMAIH FOR ISSUING ‘B’ FORM TO RIZWAN ARSHAD FOR MLC ELECTION
In yet another setback to Chief Minister Siddaramaih, Rahul Gandhi has reportedly expressed his displeasure for persisting with Rizwan Arshad for the election of MLC’s in the upper house. Rahul has ‘censured’ party veteran Digvijay Singh and Siddu for giving ‘too many’ chances to Rizwan. Rahul had apparently backed party veteran Nazeer Ahamad – a senior candidate and a loyal party worker from more than three decades. Rahul, wants Rizwan to contest and win an election; while giving precedence to seniors who have served the party since many years for MLC elections.
Rizwan, who lost the Lok Sabha polls in 2014 to PC Mohan of the BJP has; however, he is likely to face ‘stiff opposition’ from his own community leader Nazeer Ahamad.
While ‘water crisis’ in Northern Karnataka is on a high, our politicians are busy planning for the future of their son’s. Politics has fallen to a new low in Karnataka, with all parties being ‘power hungry’ rather than focusing on people welfare, rejuvenation of lakes, helping the farmers, women empowerment, Traffic decongestion, Infrastructure Upgradation, Police reforms and improving the existing Public Transportation system. Such opportunists should be shown the door in the ensuing elections.