Love conquers all, they say. And in this case, a mother's love certainly won a Congress ticket for her daughter despite stiff opposition from other party members.
The mother is question is Haryana minister Kiran Chaudhary who is usually known to have her way. She has secured a party nomination for lawyer daughter Shruti Chaudhary from the new Bhiwani-Mahendragarh Lok Sabha seat.
Kiran is the daughter-in-law and Shruti is the granddaughter of former Haryana chief minister Bansi Lal.
The minister mom, who is known for her proximity to Congress bigwigs in New Delhi, managed to get a nomination for her daughter despite opposition from strong state Congress leaders and even estranged members of the Bansi Lal family.
Last year, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had stripped her of the environment portfolio. But within hours, the decision was withdrawn and Kiran returned.