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Families divided by party colours talk about living under one roof

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Last week when Congress general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad's brother Ghulam Ali switched loyalties from Congress to BJP, the Azads joined the ranks of Indian families with sharp political divisions within their folds, a split often fuelled by differing political ambitions and ideologies. How do families come to terms with the differences? And how do they manage to separate personal lives from political beliefs?


Nephew-aunt Jyotiraditya and Vasundhararaje

It is no longer restricted to the publicised break-ups in the Nehru-Gandhi and Scindia families. As the Indian polity gets increasingly fragmented, more and more families find themselves on opposing sides of the political divide. So Congress leader Digvijay Singh's brother Lakshman Singh is contesting from Rajgarh, MP, on a BJP ticket and former Kerala CM and Congress leader K. Karunakaran's son K. Muraleedharan is the NCP candidate from...

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