New Delhi: The relationship status of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was always a matter of intense media speculation before 2014 parliamentary elections.
Before 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the relationship status of Narendra Modi was not clear. Since he was a RSS pracharak in the past, many people believed that Modi was single as was the practice in RSS for its pracharakas.
It was in 2009 that the ‘open' magazine did a story on ‘Jashodaben' claiming her to be the wife of the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
Narendra Modi's silence on the topic gave credence to the story but the status of Narendra Modi was still not clear.
Narendra Modi publically accepted his married status for the first time while filing his nomination papers from Vadodara Lok Sabha constituency.
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Before 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Modi used to mark the space with a short dash where a candidate had to mention whether he was married or not. Actually it was not mandatory earlier but it was made mandatory by a SC judgement and subsequent order by the Election Commission in September 2013, for all candidates to provide all the information that was sought from them in the prescribed format of the affidavit.
Since Modi was left with no option, he publically accepted in his affidavit while filing nomination papers from Vadodara Lok Sabha constituency that he was married and his wife's name was Jashodaben although he made it clear that he had no other details available with him about his wife.
The moment Modi filed his affidavit, his wife Jashodaben became a household name. Modi was criticized by his opponents for concealing his marital status but it was a moment of joy for Jashodaben- the forgotten wife of Narendra Modi.
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