With the dropping of KK Shailaja and induction of the Kerala CM’s son-in-law into the cabinet, the Left has proved that it is no different from the dominant political culture of family raj and dynasty rule.
Two instances, denying Modi’s kin a local poll ticket and Modi telling party functionaries to stay rooted, do not fit into the PM’s pattern to name a stadium after himself. The move, therefore, was avoidable.
Along with the COVID-19 crisis, the BJP is dealing with farmer protests and outrage over the Hathras incident. The PM cannot be expected to lead every fight, the BJP needs someone like the late Arun Jaitley with immense persuasive powers.