While Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi faced flak over his son's alleged sexual escapade with a policewoman earlier this month, on Wednesday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh became emotional after his son was accused of taking bribe. On Thursday, Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda found himself in the middle of a controversy after his son was accused of cheating and raping a model-actor. While Rajnath Singh said he would quit politics if the integrity of his family was questioned, Sadananda Gowda said his son had been falsely implicated.
Earlier in August, police filed charges against Telangana Rashtra Samiti MP K Kavita, the daughter of state Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, for remarking that Telangana was not a part of India and was forcefully annexed to India like Jammu and Kashmir.
Here are some of the politician fathers who were left in an embarrassing position because of their children's act.
Sadananda Gowda, Railway Minister
Gowda found himself in trouble after his son was accused of cheating and raping a model actor in Karnataka.
Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister
Rajnath Singh turned emotional after his son was accused of taking bribe. He said he would quit politics if the charges against the integrity of his family were proved to be true.
Jitan Ram Manjhi, chief minister of Bihar
The JD(U) leader faced flak over his son's alleged sexual affair with a policewoman. Manjhi later defended his son, saying anybody could have a girlfriend.
K Chandrasekhar Rao, chief minister of Telangana
Rao's MP daughter K Kavita faced police action after remarking that Telangana was never a part of India and was annexed to it like Jammu and Kashmir.
Mulayam Singh Yadav, Samajwadi Party chief
The former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh hasn't felt assured after his son Akhilesh Yadav took over as the chief minister of the state in 2012. Law and order problems, riots, rapes and other such problems even pushed the senior Yadav to reprimand his son.
Jagjivan Ram (1908-1986)
India's former deputy prime minister's political career had received a massive jolt after lurid pictures of his son having sex with a young woman were published in a magazine. The scandal was a defining episode in India's politics in the late 1970s.