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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
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Pema Khandu
Pema Khandu talks to reporters outside Raj Bhavan on Saturday morning.(Rahul Karmakar/ HT Photo)

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.

Read: Congress back in power in Arunachal, Khandu to be sworn in as CM on Sunday

Chief Minister: Father and Son/Daughter

State

FATHER

Party

Period

SON

Period

Arunachal
Pradesh

Dorjee Khandu

INC

2007-11

Pema Khandu

Haryana

Chaudhary
Devi Lal

INLD

1977-79, 1987-89

Om Prakash
Chautala

1989-91,
1999-2004

J-K

Sheikh Abdullah

NC

1975-82

Farooq
Abdullah

1982-84,
1986-90,
1996-2002

J-K

Farooq Abdullah

NC

1982-84, 1986-90,
1996-2002

Omar
Abdullah

2009-2015

J-K

Mufti
Mohammad
Sayeed

PDP

2002-05, 2015-2016

Mehbooba
Mufti

2016-

Jharkhand

Shibu Soren

JMM

2005, 2008-09,
2009-10

Hemant Soren

2013-2014

Maharashtra

S.B. Chavan

INC

1975-77,
1986-88

Ashok Chavan

2008-2010

Odisha

Biju Patnaik

Janata Dal/
BJD

1961-63, 1990-95

Navin Patnaik

2000-

Uttar
Pradesh

Mulayam
Singh Yadav

SP

1989-81, 1993-95,
2003-07

Akhilesh Yadav

2012-

Deputy CM: Father and Son

Bihar

Lalu Prasad
Yadav

RJD

1990-97

Tejaswi Yadav
(Deputy CM)

2015-

Punjab

Prakash Singh
Badal

SAD

1970-71, 1977-80,
1997-02, 2007-

Sukhbir Singh
(Deputy DM)

2013-

Tamil Nadu

M Karunanidhi

DMK

1969-71, 1971-76,
1989-91, 1996-01,
2006-11

M. K. Stalin
(Deputy CM)

2009-2011

CM: Father and Son-in-law

State

Father-in-law

Period

Son-in-law

Period

Andhra
Pradesh

N T Rama Rao

TDP

1983-89, 1994-95

N.
Chandrababu
Naidu

1995-2004,
2014-