Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s recent visit to Meghalaya has stirred up a storm on Twitter. No, he didn’t make any rousing statements against the BJP. Neither did he announce a path-breaking scheme that could revive Congress’ fortunes.
What caught everyone’s (read BJP) attention was the jacket which he was wearing. The ‘concerned’ Meghalaya leg of BJP took out time to tweet about it, because, you know, that’s the most burning issue right now in Meghalaya.
So @OfficeOfRG , soot(pun intended!)-boot ki sarkar with ‘black’ money fleeced from Meghalayan State exchequer by rampant corruption? Instead of singing away our woes, you could have given a report card of your inefficient govt in Meghalaya! Your indifference mocks us! pic.twitter.com/sRvj5eoyRb
— BJP Meghalaya (@BJP4Meghalaya) January 30, 2018
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi wore Rs 70,000 jacket in #Meghalaya infront of artists almost without clothes. Were he showcasing his money power? राहुल जी क्या आप गांधी उपनाम होने की वजह से ऐशा कर सकते है और दुशरे नहीं क्यों?? #Seedhasamvad pic.twitter.com/x70n1BfljN
— khemchand sharma (@SharmaKhemchand) January 31, 2018
Reports say that Gandhi was wearing a two-in-one down puffer jacket from Burberry, which is a British luxury fashion brand. On the Bloomingdales website, the cost of the jacket was said to be Rs 68,145.
But obviously, this was bound to become a talking point on social media:
Yeh dunia badi jaalim hai, gareeb aadmi nu koi jeen na dewe. pic.twitter.com/KKYG1v4U3B
— Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) January 30, 2018
— Elon Modi (@elon_modi) January 31, 2018
Fata Kurta to ₹60,000 worth jacket.
Poverty is a state of mind. – Shri Rahul Gandhi. pic.twitter.com/DecY3zzgMi
— Maithun (@Being_Humor) January 30, 2018
Pic1: Rahul Gandhi during odd days. Wearing torn kurta to Project himself as “GAREEBON KI SARKAAR”
— Mitesh Jain (@MK7786) January 31, 2018
BJP’s outrage was clearly in response to Gandhi’s ‘suit-boot ki sarkaar’ comment when PM Modi wore a suit which was worth a whopping Rs 10 lakh. It was the same one which had ‘Modi’ written all over it.
But it was Congress leader Renuka Choudhary’s hilarious response which stood out from the rest.
#WATCH Congress’ Renuka Chowdhury reacts to BJP’s allegation stating that Rahul Gandhi wore a jacket worth Rs.70,000, laughs and says, ‘I can show you the same jacket for Rs 700.’ pic.twitter.com/8JHCrHbw4B
— ANI (@ANI) January 31, 2018