After Modi's Rs 50 cr girlfriend barb, Tharoor says his wife is 'priceless'

After Modi's Rs 50 cr girlfriend barb,  Tharoor says his wife is 'priceless'

Returning the barb of Narendra Modi that his “girlfriend” Sunanda Pushkar was worth Rs 50 crore, Union Minister Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday clarified that his “wife” (Pushkar) was “priceless” but the Gujarat Chief Minister needs to be able to love someone to understand that.

Tharoor also said his wife was worth a lot more than Modi’s imaginary Rs 50 crore.
“My wife is worth a lot more than your imaginary 50 crores. She is priceless. But you need2be able2love some1 2understand that,” Tharoor tweeted.

Speaking in Shimla on Monday, Modi had taken potshots at Tharoor’s personal life, saying his wife was once his “50-crore-rupee girlfriend”, just a day after the Congress leader made a comeback in the Union Cabinet reshuffle as Minister of State for Human Resources Development.

“Wah, kya girlfriend hai. Apne kabhi dekha hai 50 crore ka girlfriend?” (What a girlfriend? Have you ever seen a 50-crore girlfriend), Modi said at an election rally, in an apparent attack on Tharoor’s wife.

“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,” the BJP stalwart said in an apparent reference to Tharoor in the context of the IPL sweat money  controversy involving Pushkar in 2010, which led to his resignation as Minister of State for External Affairs.

“...And then girlfriend becomes wife, we learn some time later...the issues are still not settled and he (Tharoor) is now made a minister,” the chief minister had said.

Sunanda slaps Youth Cong worker

Sunanda Pushkar, slapped a Youth Congress worker for allegedly misbehaving with her at the airport , drawing sympathy from various quarters but the Congress party kept silent.

CPM state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan said it is shameful for a woman to be attacked by her own partymen.


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