I used to say it earlier, but now I hesitate to say it because I am out of politics. Dynasty in a democracy is nasty, but it is tasty to some people. That is a weakness of our system,” he said.
Naidu’s remarks, though he did not name anyone, came in the context of Congress scion Rahul Gandhi saying at an event at the University of California, Berkeley, in the United States, that most political parties in India followed a dynastic rule, and that was how things worked in India.
Towards the end of his speech, Naidu observed in a lighter vein that he had a “weakness for speaking frankly”, but that tendency will have to be curtailed, as now “my people tell me that I’m the Vice President of India, and there is a protocol (to be followed)”.
I don’t have any particular party in mind, as someone recently said that everybody is trying to follow each other.
The point is that in a democracy, character, calibre, capacity, and conduct (should matter), and not caste, community or cash,” said Naidu.