The line of succession: When chief ministers’ children got the top job
Congress leader Pema Khandu will take oath as the Arunachal Pradesh chief minister on Sunday after a spell of political uncertainty in the state. The 37-year-old leader is the son of former CM Dorji Khandu, who died in a helicopter crash in 2011 after five years in power.india Updated: Jul 17, 2016 01:45 IST
Congress leader Pema Khandu will take oath as the Arunachal Pradesh chief minister on Sunday after a spell of political uncertainty in the state. The 37-year-old leader is the son of former CM Dorji Khandu, who died in a helicopter crash in 2011 after five years in power.
He is the latest in the list of CMs whose fathers have held a state’s top job in a country where debates over dynasty politics grab the headlines. Ex-Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s daughter, Mehbooba Mufti, is now the CM of the state. Here is a list of such politicians and their children.
Chief Minister: Father and Son/Daughter
Deputy CM: Father and Son
M. K. Stalin
CM: Father and Son-in-law
N T Rama Rao