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Modi suit fetches a whopping Rs 4.31 cr

Modi suit fetches a whopping Rs 4.31 cr
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There was a scramble to claim Modi’s pinstripe monogrammed suit with bids going higher on the third and final day after Laljibhai Patel made the final bid. Another bid of five crore rupees was rejected as the deadline for the auction ended.

The suit that kicked up a political storm was auctioned along with 455 items that Modi had received as gifts during his nearly nine-month long tenure, to generate funds for the Prime Minister’s ambitious Clean Ganga Mission.

A new dimension was given to the controversy when NRI Gujarati businessman Ramesh B Virani, who had participated in the Gujarat Vibrant Summit, said he had gifted the suit to Modi when had he gone to invite the PM for his son’s wedding.

“The gift items belonging to Prime Minister Modi is national treasure and the money generated from the auction will be utilised for the ‘Clean Ganga Mission,” the municipal officials of Surat had said. The event was organised at SMC’s Science Convention Centre at City-Lights Road in Surat as the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) decided to hold the auction in the city.
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