Modi calls Shashi Tharoor’s wife ’50 crore rupee girlfriend’
The Chief Minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi took potshots at Union Minister Shashi Tharoor’s personal life. Narendra Modi said in a election rally today that once Shashi Tharoor’s wife was his “50-crore-rupee girlfriend”.
The statement by Modi came a day after Shashi Tharoor made a comeback in the Union Cabinet reshuffle.
Narendra Modi said at an election rally, in an apparent attack on Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar, “Wah kya girlfriend hai. Apne kabhi dekha hai 50 crore ka girlfriend? (What a girlfriend?. Have you ever seen a 50-crore girlfriend)”
Further, Modi said, “There was a Congress leader who was a minister. He was accused of amassing wealth from cricket. He had said in Parliament that he is not connected to the Rs 50 crore in the lady’s name.”
Meanwhile, Narendra Modi said this due to Shashi Tharoor’s involvement in the IPL cricket and Sunanda Pushkar in 2010 which led to his resignation as Minister of State for External Affairs minister.
However, Narendra Modi did not take any names.
The Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said, “…And then girlfriend becomes wife, we learn some time later…the issues are still not settled and he(Tharoor) is now made a minister.”
On the other hand, Shashi Tharoor was made the Union Minister of State for Human Resources Development.