Every year, an auction of Narendra Modi's memorabilia is held in Gujarat. They are gifts received by the Gujarat chief minister.
The auction has generated much interest due to Modi's new star status on national areana.
All gifts received by Modi in the last one year, including paintings, turbans, swords, shawls are being auctioned. The number of items on auction at Abhivyakti exhibition hall in Vadodara are 1,073.
Everyday a good number visitors are coming towns and villages of Gujarat to the hall in Keerti Mandir near Kala Ghoda in Vadodara or popularly known as Baroda, to select the item they would like to bid. Who got what will be known on August 3. The three-day exhibition cum auction began on Wednesday.
District collector Vinod Rao told local media that the annual auctions have fetched Rs 100 crore since 2001. "The proceeds of this auction will go to a special fund called Kanya Kelavani Nidhi for educating girls," he said.