During Rajiv Gandhi's term as prime minister a group of Congress(I) MPs was comparing notes with one another. As usual their chief occupation was who was nazdeek (close) to the prime minister and who had been replaced by whom in the inner circles. Asked one of another, who seemed to know the comings and goings on Race Course Road: 'Have you seen the Prime Minister recently?'
'Arre kahan! You ring and ring and no appointment is given. "Too busy" is all that his secretaries say.'
'But surely, you know him well enough to walk into the kothi without an appointment!'
'Those days are gone,' replied the other sadly, 'now its battalions outside and Italians inside.'
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