Jaipal Reddy’s quip that God is omnipresent and so is corruption had many of his colleagues smiling. Tarun Gogoi revelled in his two awards. “Now they (the NDA) can ask their role models to follow me,” he replied, to a comment that such awards are usually bagged by Nitish Kumar or Narendra Modi. Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki was particularly pleased. “Three days (in office) and I have won three awards, this is a good beginning,” he said. Neiphiu Rio caught up with his North-east counterpart for a quick chat.