Today is the 23rd sloka of chapter1:
yotsyamanan avekse ’ham
ya ete ’tra samagatah
Arjuna further tells Sri Krishna " I want to see who all have assembled desirous of helping the evil minded Duryodhana"
Today's sloka was explained in front of Sri Vedanta Desika sannidhi [ near sri Thayar sannidhi] in Srirangam temple.Sri Desika has done a very notable commentary on Gita called Thathparya Chandrika. The present commentary is based on that work of Sri Desika.
Here the word priya is used as many of Dyryodana's freinds are not real freinds as they are not telling him what is right and what is wrong .In this world we come across two things what we like and what is good. Mostly these two will not be identical. Tender neem leaves are good for health but because of its bitterness we don't take them.[this example is same as our Sri Mukkur Swamy used to tell] Junk foods are liked by us but doctors say keep away from them. Sathyam bruyath;priyam bruyath..so goes ancient sayings which means one should always tell the truth but we will not like to tell nor we would like to listen as they will not be liked. No one wants to listen to HITHAM which is good for us. ruth also should be told and make that pleasant.
A real relative or freind is the one who advises hitham. Prahalada did this to his father and so Vibheeshana did it to his brother. Here Duryodana's freinds are doing the opposite so as to please him..