26 june 2011
PM’s post should not become fiefdom of a family: Advani
New Delhi: Terming it “sad” that the Congress has become the “fiefdom of a single family”, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Sunday said the office of prime minister is “reserved” for a “nominee” or a member of the Nehru-Gandhi family.
“Prime ministership of a great democracy like India should not be allowed to become the jagirdari of a family,” Advani said in his blog.
“Sadly, the Congress today has become the fiefdom of a single family. The office of prime minister is reserved either for the nominee or a member of the Nehru family,” he added.
“India is paying a heavy price because of a prime minister nominated by the Congress president,” he added.
“And now the demand has arisen from within the Congress Party that a scion of the Nehru family should take over the prime ministership,” Advani, a former deputy prime minister, said.