From party symbol of cow and calf to politics of mother and son
In Mahabharata, Satyavathi, otherwise called as Matsyagandhi is described as the most calculative, politically cleaver and quite mean mother but Indian politics has produced much for calculative, cleaver and cunning mother and certainly a son as well.
The Hastinapur king, Shantanu once got obsessed with Sathyvati and wants to marry her. Satyavathi agreed to marry the King Shantanu but with one condition that her children alone should inherit the throne of the king and not the eldest son of Shantanu, Bhisma. The obsession of Shantanu over Satyavathi made him to finally yield to the condition of Satyavathi and then married her. But unfortunately both sons of Satyavathi born out of Shantanu, Chitrangada and Vichitravirya died childless and finally the other Son of Satyavathi– Vyasa who was born to her previous husband was brought to the queens of Chitrangada and Vichitravirya to continue the lineage.
If we witness the scenes in the political theatre in India, the party that follows the great culture of dynasty has lots of similarity with the behaviour of Satyavathi. Like how the King Shantanu was so blind and obsessed submitted to the conditions of Satyavathi and agreed that her children alone can inherit the throne of Hastinapur, the entire party of the dynast due to its obsession and blind greed for power, agreed to coronate the son of the Satyavathi of the party as king and the face of Prime Minister candidate of the party. Like how when the situation warranted, even the other son of Satyavahti– Vyasa born to her previous husband was called for the continuation of the dynasty, the daughter and son-in-law of the Satyavathi are also groomed and propped by the sycophants as plan B for India.
If Bhisma had inherited Hastinapur, the great Mahabharata was would not have happened. But the right of Bhisma was snatched by the mother (Satyavathi) due to her greed and obsession that her son alone should become king and not others. It we study the party of the dynasty, there are several leaders in the party we can find several leaders who are quite knowledgeable, highly qualified and are in public life for decades but none of them were eligible to head the party except the son of Matstyagandhi.
The mother– son politics is deeply embroiled in the culture of the party. In the beginning the party had adopted only calf and cow as its party symbol. Indirectly it reflects nothing but the party in future is going to be owned a mother and son and the party of its workers or leaders who follow the ideology for decades, like BJP. BJP on the other hand is party of people and not a party of family or of a mother and son.
Another blind affection of a mother and how worst disaster such affection could have done to our country also we can find in Mahabharata. Gandhari, the mother of Duryodhana wants to make her notorious, wretched son immortal during Mahabharata war by transferring all her spiritual powers onto him. If that ploy had ever happened due to such blind affection, India would have got disintegrated long before but Lord Krishana did not allow such nefarious ploy to happen.
Today Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying his best to save India from the clutches of dynasty and from several dolls that knows only to dance to the tunes of mother and son. Therefore people of India must realize the truth that the need of the hour is that India must be saved from mother and son and from many other Tukde Tukde gangs. Vision and integrity of PM Modi alone can save India and not the blind affection and obsession between mother and son for India.