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PM Narendra Modi suit bidding crosses Rs 1.21 crore

PM Narendra Modi controversial suit bidding crosses Rs 1.21 crore

A whopping Rs 1.11 crore has been bid by a Gujrati NRI in an auction today for Prime Minister Narendra Modi?s controversial pinstripe monogrammed Bandhgala suit that he wore during US President Barack Obama's visit to India last month.Viral Chowksi, the NRI made the offer at the three-day auction which commenced today. Modi was photographed wearing the suit during his summit talks with Obama in Hyderabad House in Delhi on January 25 and at a joint media appearance that followed the meeting. Photographs of the suit on a closer inspection showed that the stripes were actually tiny letters spelling out his name in full-- Narendra Damodardas Modi--and embroidered on the fabric vertically down the stripe. The suit had triggered a debate in social media while the Prime Minister was slammed by his political opponents for wearing an expensive suit. Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh called Modi a "megalomaniac". Toravane said no base price has been fixed for any of the items to come under the hammer. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi also had raked up the issue of Modi's expensive suit during the campaign for Delhi assembly polls in which BJP was routed. Some reports said the suit cost nearly Rs 10 lakh