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Two jailed patriarchs and their family troubles

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Talk about political dynasties and succession disputes are not far away. In the case of Lalu Yadav and OP Chautala, there is an added commonality and complication. They are party presidents, but convictions for curruption, the resultant jail terms and ill health have robbed them of an active role in politics. In the vacuum, younger family members have stepped in and made their presence felt but with another common problem. A problem of plenty.

Laloo Yadav’s daughter Misa Bharti let the cat out of the bag, perhaps deliberately, when she talked about the disagreements between brothers Tejaswi and Tej Pratap. In Haryana, patriarch OP Chautala has plumped for younger son Abhay over younger son and fellow........

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