RAM Madhav, an Andhra Pradesh leader and General Secretary of the BJP, who is Modi’s ambassador at large, is very active on the social front. He organised a three-day conclave in Goa, “Lessons from Civilisations”, involving many well-known personalities from India and abroad, under the aegis of Madhav’s social outfit, India Foundation. Defence Minister and ex-CM of Goa Manohar Parrikar, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha, Goa chief Minister Lakshmikant Parsekar, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and Minister of State for Commerce Nirmala Sitharaman were the speakers. India Foundation has emerged as an influential NGO as National Security Adviser Ajit Doval’s son, Shaurya Doval, is one of the main architects. An alumnus of the London School of Business and Chicago University, he has worked as an investment banker for GE Capital and Morgan Stanley and heads the India unit of an investment fund, Zeus Caps. He is also very active in planning Modi’s rallies abroad, attended by the Indian diaspora. Ram Madhav has an able partner in Shaurya and his India Foundation.
VOL. 9, ISSUE 9 | DEC, 2015