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Oct 31, 2012 at 11:44pm IST

Sunanda Pushkar hits back at Narendra Modi, calls it below-the-belt attack

New Delhi: Sunanda Pushkar, the wife of Minister of State for Human Resources Development (HRD) Shashi Tharoor, has hit back at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for calling her Rs 50 crore girlfriend of the Congress leader.

Speaking to CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, Pushkar called the remarks of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader a below-the-belt attack, and asserted that she did not expect this from a Chief Minister.

"We did not expect this from the Gujarat Chief Minister. Shashi was taken aback, I had asked him to ignore the comment," said Sunanda Pushkar.

She said, "This is a below-the-belt attack. People should attack directly and not go through family, don't be so cheap, and stoop to such low level. It doesn't befit decent human beings which is why I naturally felt bad for him. He too felt bad for me because I have been completely misunderstood from day one."

Sunanda Pushkar further said that she did not expect an apology from the Gujarat Chief Minister. "No I don't expect an apology…didn't expect from a CM. Nobody should stoop so low. Lot of people got hurt, my young son was hurt…Modi has a track record of disrespecting women."

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