Modi tweeted, "संत शोभन सरकार के प्रति अनेक वर्षों से लाखों लोगों की श्रद्धा जुड़ी हुई है, मैं उनकी तपस्या और त्याग को प्रणाम करता हूँ. (For several years, faith of lakhs of people are attached with Shobhan Sarkar. I salute his dedication and sacrifice)."
However, Modi did not leave this opportunity to criticise the UPA government-led by Congress. Reiterating his previous demand, Modi also tweeted that the central government should take black money stashed in Swiss Banks in Switzerland.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote"><p>भारत सरकार से आग्रह करता हूँ की वो विदेशो में जमा काले धन के संबंध में एक white paper प्रस्तुत कर देश की जनता को आश्वस्त करे | (2/2)</p>— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi/statuses/392123274433286144">October 21, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Earlier in Chennai, Modi had said, "Bring back black money stashed away in Swiss banks, and you won't have to go around hunting for buried gold."
Over 1,000 tonnes of Gold is believed to have been buried under a fort
Modi's statement was aimed at the UPA government which has asked Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to carry out digging at Unnao in Uttar Pradesh where over 1,000 tonnes of Gold is believed to have been buried under a fort.
Expressing his disappointment regarding the digging at Unnao, Modi had claimed, "The whole world is making fun of us, someone dreamt it and the govt has gone hunting for gold."
Meanwhile, it has been reported that the seer Shobhan Sarkar has sent a letter to Gujarat CM expressing his disappointment over the latter's comment in Chennai.