NO VACAnCIES PLEASE
Speaking at the same book launch, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav made it clear that in his party at least there would not be any vacancies for the next 15 years. Clearly, both Narendra Modi and his team feel that they are there for the long term. Wonder if the 2019 elections will prove them right! However, since Madhav was sharing the stage with Akhilesh Yadav, Sachin Pilot, Jayant Chaudhary and Omar Abdullah, he was gracious enough to say that it’s not the surname, but merit that’s the criterion in judging alone. To which the moderator, Vir Sanghvi quipped, “You mean to say that Piyush Goyal is okay, but Rahul Gandhi is not” (while both are dynasts, the former is from the BJP, while the latter is from the Congress).