Claiming that he had never made personal attacks, but was now being forced to do so after Modi's comment, Digvijay Singh said: "Why is Modi is silent about his wife's name? If you can visit You Tube and search Narendra Modi's wife, you will find the name Yashoda Ben as his wife."
Digvijay Singh further claimed that Modi's remark was not just limited to Tharoor and his wife, but it was an attack on all women.
"Narendra Modi is now trying to move out of Gujarat and become a national leader. So, he now talks less about Gujarat and talks more on national issues. He uses objectionable words against national leaders, I condemn it," he said.
"The comment that he made against Shashi Tharoor was not against him, but against the entire woman community," he added.
He also justified Tharoor's reply that Modi doesn't know how to love a woman.
In an apparent attack on Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar, Modi at an election rally on Monday said: "Wah kya girlfriend hai. Apne kabhi dekha hai 50 crore ka girlfriend?" (What a girlfriend? Have you ever seen a 50-crore girlfriend)?"
"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," Modi had said.
Why don't Modi reveal his Marital status ? Why is he hiding his wife ? Actual fact is Modi is trying to get Popularity among all indians. So he is hitting every one from every state so that he can become Popular in that state when Parliamentary elections in 2014.
Poor congress. They do not find anything to substantiate against Narendra Modi, so their Antonia deputed Diggy Doggy to do some personal remarks against Narendra Modi.
Salman kurshid has become external affairs minister. Prime minister should keep an eye on him. When signing agreements with other countries he may fill the pen with blood instead of ink
evry muslim is not a terrorist!!! alwaz remembr dis fact! b secular.. dis wud help u in future!
Dose not respect his own better half, how can aspect HE can respect women ..
Hi William, If you think Google is true, search for Sonia, Rahul Gandhi etc. You can find their past and qualifications.And how come nehru family members became members of 'Gandhi' family. Indira Gandhi married Feroz 'Gandy'(actual name) and converted his name to 'Gandhi'(you can check wikipedia) and Sonia and Rahul are glorified being Gandhians???? There is lot of difference between these 'Gandians' and Mahatma Gandhi!!
If you type Digvijay Singh in youtube.com, the first hit you get is of a donkey kicking the ground. Does this mean that Digvijay Singh is THAT donkey. Since when did Youtube/google become the marriage registrar for the Government of India? Even a year 10 student knows that one shouldn't trust everything they see/hear on the internet. And Modi did not say anything to Ms Pushkar, he was simply making a point that Sashi Tharoor helped Ms Pushkar make some money using his political connections. At the time he claimed that Ms Pushkar was his "Girl Friend". Once the money was transferred, he married his "Girl Friend" and hence the transaction of corrupt money was complete. Kudos to Modi for identifying that and making it public knowledge. I know who will be getting my vote in the next election.
All the media are conveniently forgetting the context in which Modi made this comment "50 crore ka girlfriend". Tharoor clearly was trying to make 50 crores of corruption money in his girlfriend name and refusing to own up to that. Girlfriend that he refused to acknowledge soon became his wife. Let also talk about this corruption of Mr. Tharoor.
Modi has shown his true colours and proven that he does not respect women. He has not shown a bit of regret/remorse over the killing/rape of innocent women in the Godhra riots, how do you expect him to respect someone else's wife. Women will probably be worse off if this man is allowed to continue in politics, be it in Gujarat or anywhere else.
Sasi Taroor said that his wife is price less ,Beyond 50 Crores. you have to be able to love some one to under stand that....It is very shame to say that sasi taroor realized this fact only after his third marriage.
Modi's comments were very cheap. Isnt he accountable and responsible at the very same time being a political leader? Is this how our leders et an example for the young generations? Where are the ethics of politics in them....arent there any code of ethics...? Shame that we have political leaders like these. It is a cheap method of drawing attention at national or state level.
dusre ko nicha dikhane se pahle khud ki girehban mein dekh lena chahiye.khud ki wife ka pata nahi aur dusre pe taunt karte firta hai.how people thought he is a gentlemen who dont respect the women.
Anna's has well said about Diggi.
once upon a time there was a women called Edwina Mountbaton......
Modi is gay. Note his dress and his millions of hats.
Why is Digvijay digging his own grave? Foolish comments made; what has Modi wife name to do with the remarks! It is well known fact that Tharoor wife linked with the 50 crore "deal" in cricket; she queried it was 70 crore in earlier statement -where gone 20 crore? Silly, she should pose the question to Sonia or Swiss Bank only; Digvij is known to be tongue in cheek comment maker, loyal devotee of Sonia Godjee ! Shame!
There is nothing wrong what Modi said. At one side women of India suffering with gas cyclinder restriction becacuse of corrupt congress govt & other side congress leaders like shashi gift 50 crore wife. Is it 50 cr hard-earned money? we all know its through corruption. So which women is suffering? Is it shashi's wife represent entire women? what about women of india suffering from corrupt cong govt?
Why everybody in this column trying to shield Modi. Modi is a wife deserter. I have Googled and found out this. Her Name is Jasodabe, working as a teacher. In the net it is given as she married at the age of 18, which might be wrong. She will retire on 31-10-2012, i.e yesterday. She lives in shanty among muslims. She goes to her brother house once a week. She wakes us early in the morning to take bath as she does not have a bathroom. I think this much is enough for Modi a wife deserter.
Modiji has pointed out the costlier wife status and he has not harmed any body. Digvijay Singhji asking his wife status either single or joined is meaningless. ALWAYS ask entertaining and knowledgeable questions only for a debate.
Modi and his supporters have come across as very chhichhora and cheapsters. What do you mean by 'costlier wife status', you misogynist person?
Narendra Modi is a wife deserter. His wife is still working as a teacher. She will be retiring on 31-10-2012 at the age of 57. It is there in the net.
This is astonishing to note that Digvijay is being attacked from asking a question!!! Instead of rhetoric why not Mr. Modi's supporters seek answers from Modi? When Mr. Modi stoops so low & took jibes at Sunanda Pushkar by calling her a "50 cr. girl friend"... why not his followers objected to their leader's utter non-sense comment. By the way Mr. Modi has a history of mocking other politician & when the tables are turned on him.... all the so-called "supporters" are out in the open to protect him. Shame on all who are defending Mr. Modi for his outburst & targeting Digvijay for asking a counter question... which is valid & necessary for the people to know. Why Mr. Modi didn't mention his marital status in the election forms; whether he is married or unmarried? So if he is so jiffy about his personal life... who has authorized Mr. Modi to play with others... If Digvijay has stated anything wrong he should be condemned but why to shoot the messenger!!!
why u r so interested in her, why she did not give any statement, it is between them, after all modi has not permitted any one to deposit fifty crores in her account for his use as in the case of tharoor
Is digby related to Ms. 50 cr ?? seems really hurt... modeeee obviously was making a point about corruption, cronism and mess within the cadre of cong..its obvious that these congies will try to save each others neck... kya farak padti hai digby nobody really worries about you other than endteevee and ind. express..
well,if he doesn't stop MODI now,next day MODI may unveil Diggi's wife,sons ill gotten wealth
Shri Narendra Modi's wife is a Housewife as she belongs to Guarati Orthodox family.Naturally she is not in the picture of Society lady as she is away from publicity.So it is wrong on the part of Shri DigVijay sab to make a remark about the Lady
Well done Sunanda Tharoor and well said
Modi is a dog . Leader of doggy people with their doggy culture
Shameful to hear such comments from big leaders who is leading the nation or who sitting on the responsible positions.. our school students keeping much more maturity on their talks. The corruption, the negligence on our law and towards the people who elect them, this make this politicians much dirty... they not care anyone, once got in positions. Please we must wake up and act now.. With IAC or anyone else, we must act for atleast next generation and respectful India.
Please STOP this dirt chip politics. Modi did not attack anyone personally but Congress is doing so.. Yes, Congress please do not use such words (like illiterate) and of course you are trying to distract us from you corruptions. most importantly you said this after there was hike in LPG price by 26.5 RS so people will forget about what damage you are causing to us. I am ashamed that I was not 18 when last time India had elections..
Modi is free to say what he likes but fans like u cannot stand anyone saying any thing to him, this is blind following, you are still not mature better not vote this time as well.