The task of improving upon DMK's tally of 18 seats in 2009 Lok Sabha election this time rests on Stalin, who is leaving no stone unturned to turn the party's fortunes. The backward community Vanniyar-based PMK, a regional outfit is also witnessing a son's rise with Dr Anbumani Ramadoss, being catapulted to the centre stage by his father and party founder leader Dr S Ramadoss.
The role played by Anbumani, a former union minister, in clinching an alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party, much to the chargin of his father, indicated his emergence in the party and its affairs.
Congress veteran and Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram has handed over his Sivaganga constituency to his son Karti, indicating it would be his ward who would take forward his political empire in the state.
Though Chidambaram underlined the need to promote younger generation, his decision to shy away from contest in the coming polls has come under sharp attack from BJP and could have stemmed from the state of disarray the Congress finds itself in the state, having been isolated without allies. Will the rise of these sons ensure a shining fortune for their fathers, is to be seen. (PTI)