Kapil Sibal accused the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) of playing politics of convenience in his statement on April 9th, 2020 in which he hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his remarks on the problem of dynastic forces. At a rally in Hyderabad, Prime Minister Modi claimed that certain dynasties had taken control of the systems and wanted to maintain their corruption and power. Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal went to Twitter to list out the instances where the BJP had been allied with dynasties, “PM takes swipe at KCR: Says corruption and dynasty go hand in hand. Why did BJP join: 1) Punjab (Akalis) 2) Andhra (Jagan) 3) Haryana (Chautalas) 4) J&K (Muftis) 5) Maharashtra (Thackerays)…. Not dynasties when BJP joined them! It’s called politics of convenience!”
He pointed out that the BJP was not being consistent in its stance, as they accused the Aam Admi Party (AAP) of corruption without there being any dynastic issue to be present. The BJP had joined forces with the Akalis in Punjab, the Jagan party in Andhra Pradesh, the Chautala Party in Haryana, the Mufti party in Jammu and Kashmir, and finally the Thackeray party in Maharashtra. In response, Prime Minister Modi assured the people that the government was committed to attacking corruption at its roots and not allowing dynasties to keep their control.
The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by the BJP has been in power since 2014 and has pledged to remove corruption from India. The government has passed numerous laws and legislations to remove corruption from the government, abolish several outdated laws to boost efficiency, and reform the banking, taxation, and fiscal system to make the country’s economy more robust.
Kapil Sibal has been a Rajya Sabha MP for two terms and is currently a member of the Indian National Congress (INC). He has been serving in the political arena as a lawyer and a member of the cabinet since the early 70s. Sibal has also initiated various reforms and initiatives to improve the legal system of India and was an advocate of the admendment of the Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Rules, 2020. He has spoken on several issues of national interest and has been a vocal critic of the government’s policies.