When the news of PM Narendra Modi’s monogrammed suit was sold in auction for Rs.4.3 crore, it entered the guinness Book of World Records as the most expensive suit ever sold and soon Rahul gandhi of Congress took a dig at the brouhaha terming it a reward for the sacrifice made by Modi to detach with his suit.
The controversial Rs.10 lakh worth suit donned by the PM during his meeting with US President Barack Obama in New Delhi last year, evoked world attention at the expensive tastes of the Indian Prime Minister when the country is still struggling in poverty and facing acute shortage of jobs.
Rahul tweeted:”Just rewards for Modiji’s immense sacrifice.” Earlier, Rahul had criticised the BJP government and accused Modi of heading a ‘suit-boot ki sarkar’ which worked only for the rich. Ever since, the controversy survived and Modi assured to give it away in auction and use the proceeds for the government.
The monogrammed suit was bought for Rs 4.31 crore by Surat-based diamond trader Lalji Patel, who owns Dharmananda Diamond Company and soon the Guinness World Records entered it in its records saying:”The most expensive suit (clothing) sold at auction is Rs 43,131,311 and was bought by Laljibhai Tulsibhai Patel (India) in Surat, Gujarat, India on February 20, 2015.”
The unique suit has stripes of the name ‘Narendra Damodardas Modi’ woven into it in glittering gold letters, costing Rs.10 lakhs and evoked hue and cry across the country accusing the PM of ‘narcissism’. He said it would be offered for public auction and the money would be spent for the Centre’s clean Ganga mission.
“It is a matter of happiness and pride that the suit has found a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. We had applied for the world record around five months back on the suggestion of our company’s HR management team. Within a couple of months, we received a certificate acknowledging that it was the world’s most expensive suit sold at an auction,” Hitesh Patel, son of Laljibhai, had said.