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Published On: Wed, Jan 31st, 2018

Rahul wears Rs 70K jacket BJP’s turn for ‘suit-boot’ jibe

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e752b6ff2bac23dffcf4af6a8c303b0bSHILLONG :  The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has attacked Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who kick started the campaign for Meghalaya Assembly elections with a musical extravaganza called ‘celebration of peace’.
The Saffron party took potshots at Congress president Rahul Gandhi over his jacket, which they claim cost nearly Rs 70,000. Rahul was attending a concert in Shillong when he was seen sporting the apparel.
“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! (sic)” wrote the Meghalaya BJP Twitter handle with pictures of the jacket’s original price and photo.

The national party’s tweet was in retaliation to Rahul Gandhi’s “suit boot” jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had worn a monogrammed suit during a meeting with then US President Barack Obama in 2015. The base price of the suit at an auction was Rs 11 lakh, and it was sold for Rs 4.31 crore.
Just before the concert, organised by the Congress party to reach out to young voters, Rahul addressed the crowd and said, ” We are strongest when we stand together in our diversity. India’s strength is our diverse culture and different languages, different ways of thinking.”
Gandhi urged the youths to love and respect each other to make the country strong. “When we fight each other and spread hatred, we are not strengthening our country but weakening it and disrespecting our people, our past and our future,” he said.

Asking the people to be proud of their heritage, language and religion, the Congress president said, “We are all proud of you and we will defend your way of thinking.”The Congress, which has been in power for nearly 15 years in the state, organised the concert to woo young voters for the February 27 elections.
(With Agency Inputs ).

 

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