Overheard at Jio Gardens: My Wedding Has More Phases than the Elections, Says Akash Ambani

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Overheard at Jio Gardens: My Wedding Has More Phases than the Elections, Says Akash Ambani

Illustration: Ahmed Sikander

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he Election Commission’s announcement that this year’s general election was to be conducted in seven phases drew much consternation from the political establishment, for whom the campaign promises to be long and gruelling. But even this marathon election has a lot to learn from India’s richest family, the Ambanis, who have twice in the last few months displayed the nous for stretching a single event out over multiple functions ‒ first at their daughter Isha’s wedding to Anand Piramal, and most recently, at son Akash and Sholka Mehta’s wedding party.

A reporter at the event overheard one of the many politicians rueing the length of this year’s election campaign. “Bada hi tough time hai mere liye. My party does not have funds nor Air India loyalty points like PM Modi has which he has accumulated in last five years. How will we campaign and survive in this tough grueling summer election?”

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