ibnlive » Politics » News

Oct 29, 2012 at 06:30pm IST

Modi on Tharoor's wife Sunanda: Have you ever heard of Rs 50 crore girlfriend?

New Delhi: Taking potshots at MoS Human Resource Development (HRD) Shashi Tharoor and his wife Sunanda Pushkar, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called the latter "a 50 crore girlfriend".

"There was a Congress leader who was a minister in Parliament. He was accused of amassing wealth from cricket. He had said in Parliament that he is not connected to the Rs 50 crore that in the lady's name," said Modi. "Have you ever heard of Rs 50 crore girlfriend?" he asked.

Earlier, during the rally, Modi also took a jibe at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, calling him 'maun' Mohan Singh, in an indirect reference to his silence over most matters.