Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s name stripped suit gained a lot of importance, when US President Barack Obama visited India in January. However, it is limelight again, as it is part of the ongoing SMC Science Convention Centre auction.
The suit, which drew global attention, has been designed by Ahmedabad designer Ramesh Kumar of Jade Blue, Modi’s regular tailor, and it had the name ‘Narendra Damodardas Modi’ woven into it in glittering gold letters. The suit is among 450 other items which went on sale Wednesday, and the money will go towards the Prime Minister’s Clean Ganga Mission.At the auction on Wednesday, the suit covered a lifesize mannequin resembling Narendra Modi got it’s first bid of Rs. 51 lacs by BJP leader Raju Agarwal. It was soon escalated by diamond merchant Suresh Aggrawal who made a bid of one crore rupees for the special suit which hogged the headlines even in the foreign media in January.
NRI businessmen Viral Chowksi offered Rs 1.11 crore, followed Rajesh Juneja from Surat bid a whopping Rs 1.21 crore for Modi’s Navy blue suit. On the second of the three-day auction Kamal Kant Sharma offered Rs 1.41 crore for the Bandhgala. As one more day is left for the auction, the Science centre is expecting a raise in this amount for the noble cause.
The suit that created waves and kicked up a political storm will be auctioned along with 455 items that Mr. Modi had received as gifts during his nearly nine-month long tenure to generate funds for the Prime Minister’s ambitious ‘Clean Ganga RPT Ganga Mission’.
[Via – The-Economic-Times]