Why are the regional parties of India individual-oriented/family-centric?Take National Conference or People's Democratic Party of Jammu & Kashmir. National Conference is being controlled by the Abdulla family and People's Democratic Party is controlled by Mufti family. Same thing is witnessed in Uttar Pradesh. SP is controlled by Yadav family and BSP is controlled by Mayawati. DMK and AIADMK of Tamilnadu run under the guidance of Karunanidhi and Jayalalithaa (now Sasikala), respectively. In West Bengal, TMC revolves round Mamata Banerjee. In Bihar, RJD is under Lalooprasad and JD(U) is under the iron control of Nitish Kumar. Lok Janshakti Party is under Paswan family. In Punjab, Siromani Akali Dal is almost a fiefdom of Badals and NCP in Maharashtra is under the control of Pawar family.
We see the same trend everywhere in India in respect of regional parties. All regional parties are individual-oriented or family-centric. Why this is so? Are the regional parties carrying the legacy of Congress?
Members, please share your valuable opinion in this regard.