Taking a jibe at the newly-appointed Minister of State for HRD Shashi Tharoor for his reply to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi that "you need to be able to love someone to understand that", Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the former should be made 'Minister of Love Affairs'.
Naqvi was reacting on Tharoor's reply to Modi for attacking his wife while speaking at a public rally in Himachal Pradesh.
think that it is not necessary to answer to all what he says. But I am
very much impressed by his answer in which he has said that 'you need
to be able to love someone to understand that'. I think a Ministry of
Love Affairs should be made for such an 'international love guru' so
that the nation can gain from his wisdom and preaching," he said.
Naqvi, however, said that it is not a matter of national debate.
Modi for attacking him personally by calling his wife a '50-crore
girlfriend', Tharoor had yesterday tweeted that the former needed to love
someone to understand what he said.
Tharoor tweeted that his wife was worth a lot more than Modi's imaginary 50 crores.
wife is worth a lot more than your imaginary 50 crores. She is
priceless. But you need2be able2love some1 2understand that," he
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)?"
Modi had said: "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".