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PM Modi is not unmarried, he married me, he is Ram for me: Jashodaben

SNS | New Delhi |

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s estranged wife Jashodaben on Wednesday expressed her shock over Madhya Pradesh Governor and former Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel’s statement in a leading Gujarati daily that PM Modi was unmarried.

“I am surprised over Anandiben telling the press that Narendra bhai was not married (to her). He has himself mentioned in his declaration while filing papers for Lok Sabha elections in 2004 that he is married and mentioned my name in it,” Jashodaben read out a statement in a video which is believed to be shot from her brother Ashok Modi’s mobile phone.

She added that the conduct of Anandiben has tarnished the image of PM Modi. She likened the prime minister to Lord Rama.

“It is very unbecoming of a well-educated woman (Anandiben) to speak like this of a teacher (Jashodaben). Not only this, her conduct has tarnished the image of the Prime Minister of India. He is very respectable for me, he is Ram for me,” she added.

Speaking to IANS from their hometown Unjha in north Gujarat, her brother Ashok Modi confirmed that it was indeed Jashodaben talking in the video.

“We didn’t believe this when Anandiben’s statement came on social media… But this appeared on the front page of leading paper Divya Bhaskar on June 19. Now this could not be wrong.

“This is why we decided to issue a rejoinder. We together recorded a written statement that Jashodaben read out from our home cell phone,” he added.

(With agency inputs)