The blind man had just finished the daily evening oblation of rice and milk, when Duryodhana requested a confidential audience with the king.
Duryodhana lets out his pangs of jealousy. “We cannot let the Pandavas be the next rulers of Hastinapur, for then, your sons would be delegated to unimportance. So act now, and send them in exile, till I consolidates my position in the kingdom”
But Dhritarashtra is undecided about that.
“Pandu, was my brother and never treated me as a rival. His sons are also to me like that. Besides, what will the people say? Further, the granddad Bhishma and the teachers Drona and Kripa would object to any such measures”. Dhritarashtra objects.