Newly appointed Minister of State for Human Resources Development Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday gave a strong reply to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for making comments against his wife Sunanda Pushkar and said 'she is priceless'.
"My wife is a lot more than your imaginary Rs 50 crore. She is priceless. But you need to be able to love someone to understand that," Tharoor tweeted.
Modi on Monday taunted Tharoor on the Indian Premier League (IPL) controversy in 2010 that involved him and his wife Sunanda.
"What a girlfriend. Have you ever seen a 50-crore girlfriend," Modi said while addressing a rally in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh.
"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 said.
"Then girlfriend becomes wife. The issues are still not settled and he is now made a minister," the BJP leader said.
The IPL controversy had forced Tharoor to resign as Minister of State for External Affairs.
Tharoor made a comeback into the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Cabinet as an Minister of State for Human Resources Development after Sunday's reshuffle.