Narendra Modi suit name
A close-up view of Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi's dark pinstripe suit, repeatedly embroidered with the words Narendra Damodardas Modi.Reuters

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pinstripe suit which had his full name etched on it will go under the hammer in Surat on Wednesday. It will be one amongst many articles gifted to Modi to be put on auction, the proceeds of which will be used for the Clean Ganga campaign, said Rajkot District Magistrate Rajendra Kumar.

The auction would last for three days and a total of 361 items would be on display, added Kumar, according to an NDTV report.

Modi had drawn a lot of criticism from opposition parties when he wore the suit during US President Barack Obama's three-day visit to India last month.

His much talked about attire had also been ridiculed by the foreign media recently.

One of the questions brought up in British daily The Telegraph: Was the price of a pinstripe suit the reason behind the downfall of the Narendra Modi-led BJP in the Delhi elections?

"His choice of a (Rs 10 lakh) dark Bandhgala Nehru jacket pinstriped with gold lines of his own full name suddenly traded his carefully-crafted image of a selfless leader who had sacrificed his personal life for India's betterment to a self-aggrandising and insecure megalomaniac who needs the reassurance of his own name woven into his fabric," the report said.