Tharoor hits back at Modi for his 'Rs 50-crore girlfriend' remark

Criticising Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for attacking him personally by calling his wife a ''50-crore girlfriend'', Union Minister Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday said the former needs to love someone to understand what he said.

Shashi Tharoor
Shashi Tharoor (File pic)

Tharoor tweeted that his wife was worth a lot more than Modi's imaginary 50 crores.

"My wife is worth a lot more than your imaginary 50 crores. She is priceless. But you need2be able2love some1 2understand that," Tharoor tweeted.

In an apparent attack on Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar, Modi at an election rally on Monday said, "Wah kya girlfriend hai. Apne kabhi dekha hai 50 crore ka girlfriend?" (What a girlfriend?. Have you ever seen a 50-crore girlfriend)."

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

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