It was HRD minister Prakash Javadekar’s wife Prachee who, some years back, felt the need to for m a club of BJP MPs’ wives. She found that, at parties in the capital, the husbands were busy chatting with each other, while wives sat stiffly in a corner, as they did not know many people since most MPs are from outside Delhi. ‘Kamal Sakhis’, an association of wives of BJP MPs and women MPs, was formed to remedy the situation. The group meets once every parliamentary session and spouses are now far more at ease at social events. Two women ministers, Sushma Swaraj and Smriti Irani, have also acted as hosts at these get-togethers.