(mis)marriage for Mrs Modi

What is wrong with marriage? An ordinary man may become distracted and lose focus, but a Great Man should have no such misgivings.

What is wrong with having a good woman by your side? Usually it is the Ceasar’s in-laws that create most of the problems. Look at the first dynasty and the mad mango man (son-in-law).

Who is the ideal man? We expect a man to always stand by his wife. For life. Even the most perfect man (Ram) had erred grievously when he abandoned his wife (Sita). It is acknowledged that the man (as a minor) did not have a say in the nuptials (but neither did the woman) however once you have said the vows you have no choice but to honor them. 

If you treat your wife dishonorably how will you treat (Mother) India?
at 17 to a bride about his age, BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi has
admitted for the first time under oath that he has a wife.

his nomination form for the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat, which he filed amid
much fanfare on Wednesday, he entered the name of Jashodaben as his
wife. She is a retired school teacher in Brahmanwada, a village about
35km from Modi’s hometown, Vadnagar.

Now 63, the former RSS
pracharak had left the column blank in the last four state assembly
elections in 2001, 2002, 2007 and 2012. This was first openly challenged
in pamphlets distributed by Congress in January 2001 when Modi
contested the by-election to the Rajkot-2 assembly seat, three months
after becoming Gujarat CM.

His opponents hope that this
disclosure will dent his popularity among women who might empathize with
Jashodaben, whom he never returned to after two weeks of their

The declaration is reported to have come after strict
legal advice that he come clean on the marriage which, his family
members say, was never consummated.

As per the Representation
of the People Act, 1951, every candidate is required to declare even
assets held in the name of the spouse. In his nomination form, Modi has
said he has no information about Jashodaben’s income, IT returns and PAN

The Supreme Court in November last year had refused
to entertain a PIL accusing Modi of leaving the column on marital status
blank in the nomination papers for the Maninagar assembly seat in 2012.


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