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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 and Suresh Aggarwal (businessman) made an offer of Rs 1 crore for the suit. He said, “I have offered Rs.one crore. This is work of charity and when the Prime Minister is doing for a gret cause like cleaning of Ganga, I decided to go ahead and buy the suit,”

Raju Aggarwal offered Rs 51 lakh for the suit, saying it was for a noble cause.

According to interview with PTI Surat Municipal Commissioner Milind Toravane said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s suit, that he wore during his meeting with President Barack Obama last month, along with other 455 items that he received as gifts during his tenure as Prime Minister will be auctioned at a three-day event in Surat,”

He added, The gift items belonging to Prime Minister Modi is a national treasure and the money generated from the auction will be utilised for the ‘Clean Ganga Mission’,

Surat City Collector Rajendra Kumar said the bidding will be closed on February 20 at 5 pm