The CM, who has been declared that PM candidate of BJP for upcoming Lok Sabha election, donated 3,064 gifts worth approximately Rs 26.54-lakh to the government treasury. [Election 2014: Special Coverage]
According to sources, the gifts included 103 gold and silver artifacts, roughly valued at Rs 14.81-lakh, besides artifacts like chariot, watches, mementos, coins, medals, metal and wooden handicrafts, photo frames, swords, bow and arrows, traditional and tribal attires, umbrellas.
Modi donated 3,064 gifts worth approximately Rs 26.54-lakh to the govt treasury
Modi has been regularly donating to the treasury since Nov 2001. He has earlier donated Rs 18.91 crore in the government treasury, the amount raised through auction of 15,464 gifts he had received between November 2001 and Dec 2013. This totals up to 18,710 gifts so far.
The auctions are held at different places in Gujarat by rotation, as in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar,Surat, Mehsana,Rajkot, Valsad, Vapi,Bhavnagar, Bharuch and Anand.