Most political parties in India are dynastic, i.e. the future leader is almost always a family member of the present party leader, e.g. Congress, SP etc. Perhaps the only two exceptions are the BJP and the CPI. This is ironic considering that India is a democracy and the entire purpose of the political parties is to win elections.
Today’s debate is – Is India being held back due to a lack of democracy in its political parties? Or does the freedom to start a new political party compensate for this defect?