Modi declares himself as married

In an affidavit submitted with his papers filed for the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat, the Gujarat Chief Minister stated that he is married and his wife’s name is Jashodaben.

April 10, 2014 01:59 am | Updated June 21, 2018 05:08 pm IST - Vadodara

BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi signs his nomination papers in Vadodara on April 9, 2014.

BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi signs his nomination papers in Vadodara on April 9, 2014.

BJP’s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi has showed himself as a married man revealing that his wife’s name is Jashodaben.

In an affidavit submitted along with his nomination papers filed on Wednesday for the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat, Mr. Modi stated for the first time that he is married.

So far, Mr. Modi used to leave the “spouse” column in poll affidavits blank. He had left the column blank in the 2012 Assembly elections as well.

However, for the 2014 Lok Sabha election affidavit, in the column where he has to declare assets in the name of his wife, Mr. Modi has written that he has no information on it.

Though he had filed the nomination papers in the morning, the Vadodara district election authority put the affidavit on the display board of the Collectorate at Wednesday midnight.

The affidavit has not been uploaded on the website of the Chief Electoral Officer of Gujarat till late in the night.

Earlier, the Congress had said that Mr. Modi should come clean on his marital status while filing nomination papers for the Lok Sabha elections.

Mr. Modi is also contesting election from Varanasi where he is facing Aam Aadmi Party candidate Arvind Kejriwal and Congress’ Ajay Rai.

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