The Modi fan club has given Narendra Modi’s government its another entry into the Guinness Book of World Records.
The suit worn by Narendra Modi last year which had the PM’s name monogrammed on it has been sold for a mammoth amount of Rs 4.3 crores, making it the most expensive suit ever auctioned. A designer last year had claimed that the suit would possibly cost between Rs 80,000 to Rs 5 lakh to be made, setting the auctioned rate way out of the manufacturing cost of the suit.
A diamond merchant and a private airline owner, Laljibhai Tulsibai Patel, made a record by purchasing the suit. He had expressed his willingness to buy the monogrammed suit for a higher price without any qualms. As per Patel, it is a matter of pride that he now owns the suit once worn by Narendra Modi.
PM Modi had worn the suit on US President Barack Obama’s first state visit to India last year in January. It is ironically the same suit which landed the Modi government with the infamous tag of “suit-boot ki sarkar” by Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi.
The funds from the auction will be utilized in the Namaami Gange Trust fund, Narendra Modi government’s initiative to clean Ganga.
The suit was among other 800 things sold in the auction.
Information are gathered from various sources.