People on social media have expressed their displeasure and criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for wearing a bandhgala suit with his full name, Narendra Damodardas Modi, weaved into the fabric in pinstripes.
The unique fashion statement that Modi made during United States President Barack Obama's visit intrigued the latter as he expressed his wish to wear a "Modi kurta".
"I was thinking of wearing a Modi kurta myself," Obama said while calling Modi as the new fashion icon at the banquet hosted by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, according to PTI report.
Meanwhile, the suit that attracted so much attention for its pinstripes, incidentally cost a whopping ₹9,27,500, according to London Standard report. The report further said that the weaving was done with gold thread and the fabric with which the suit was made came from London-based merchants Holland & Sherry.
Although, the US President found Modi's suit cool, many on social media platform Twitter found it repulsive. While some called him narcissist, many others referred to him as megalomania for wearing a suit like that.
"Prime Minister Modi wore a suit that takes personalisation to a ridiculous extreme – his name in pinstripes!" Annie Gowen tweeted.
"Afer the suit, I am expecting Modi, in his fit of megalomania, to name an International airport after him. Oh wait," the person handling the profile of Bollywood character Gabbar tweeted.
Dumb of PM Modi to wear a suit with his own name printed on it. Epitome of being a narcissist.— Rakesh Pangotra. (@RockyUpBeat) January 27, 2015
However, there were many others who stood in support of Modi and tweeted saying what he did was his personal choice and speaking against is not less than hypocrisy.
"Everything in the country is named after Indira/Rajiv Gandhi. Modi can't even name his suit. Oh the hypocrisy," Pritish Bhansali tweeted.
"If Modi wearing a monogrammed suit with his name is narcissism, bhai then what do you call uploading your selfies on FB or Twitter?" Ratnakar Sadasyula tweeted.