Defending the prime ministerial nominee of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Damodar said, "What happened 45-50 years ago should be seen in context with the circumstances of a poor and superstitious family."
Urging people to vote for his brother, Damodar also said that Modi had 'given up family for the country's service' and appealed to voters to not judge Modi on the basis of his past.
"Narendra Modi had given up family for the country's service"
While filing his nomination for Vadodara, Gujarat, Modi on Wednesday mentioned Jashodaben as his wife. In an affidavit submitted along with his nomination papers filed today for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat, Modi for the first time stated that he is married.
So far, Modi used to leave the column of spouse which is to be filled in an affidavit as blank. He had kept the column as blank in 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, Modi has written that he has no information on it.
Though he had filed the nomination papers on Wednesday morning, the Vadodara district election authority put the affidavit on the display board of the Collectorate at midnight.
The Vadodara LS seat which has been chosen by Modi from 26 constituencies of Gujarat is considered to be one of the safest seat. Modi is also contesting election from Varanasi where he is challenging Aam Aadmi Party candidate Arvind Kejriwal and Congress' local MLA Ajay Rai.