Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took a dig at Narendra Modi over a suit worn by him making it to the Guinness World Records, saying it was a "just reward” for the Prime Minister’s "immense sacrifice”.
"Just rewards for Modiji’s immense sacrifice,” tweeted the Congress Vice-President. Gandhi also tagged the news report regarding the suit being described by the Guinness Records as the "most expensive suit (clothing) sold at auction”.
Rahul Gandhi had previously attacked the PM when he first wore the suit, monogramming his name 'Narendra Damodardas Modi' in glittering gold letters.
"Yours is a government of big people, a suit-boot sarkar," Gandhi had said, stressing strongly on the word 'suit' in his first parliament speech last year.
The suit has entered the Guinness World Records as "the most expensive suit sold at auction”.
The suit was brought by a diamond merchant and a private airline owner Lalji Tulsibhai Patel in February last year for Rs 4.3 crore.
Patel had expressed his willingness to buy the monogrammed suit for an even higher price as it was a matter of pride for him to own a suit once worn by PM Modi.
The suit was reportedly prepared at a cost of Rs 10 lakh and was auctioned at a base price of Rs 11 lakh. The money raised from the auction of the suit has been earmarked for the Centre’s clean Ganga mission.
The suit, which Modi had worn during Obama’s three-day state visit to India in January last, had kicked up a political row with opposition parties accusing the PM of ‘narcissism’.
Gandhi had gone ahead to accuse Modi of working only for the rich, hence the tag of 'suit-boot ki sarkar' for the government.
Arun Jaitley hit out at Gandhi and responded to the comment by saying that the government led by Modi is in fact a 'soojh-boojh ki sarkar'.