BJP uses Gandhi's "suit-boot" tag to slam his costly jacket
In 2015, Rahul Gandhi took on Narendra Modi's "suit-boot ki sarkar." Three years later, the tag is back, but this time for Gandhi himself.
The Congress President was visiting Meghalaya wearing a jacket which cost Rs. 63,000, according to the BJP.
"Soot (pun intended!)-boot ki sarkar with 'black' money fleeced from Meghalayan State exchequer by rampant corruption? Your indifference mocks us!" Meghalaya BJP tweeted.
BJP slams Rahul Gandhi over his expensive jacket
Meghalaya BJP slams Gandhi for his jacket
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
The birth of the "suit-boot" tag
The phrase climbed to fame when Gandhi used it to attack the Modi government in Parliament in April'15.
The 'suit' was a reference to the PM's name-striped suit he wore during former US President Barack Obama's visit to India earlier that year.
It was eventually auctioned for Rs. 4.31cr; the money was used for the campaign to clean the Ganga.
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Rahul Gandhi was in Meghalaya to launch the election campaign
Gandhi was in Meghalaya to launch the Congress campaign for the upcoming state elections.
The jacket he wore was a two-in-one down puffer from Burberry, a British fashion brand. On the Bloomingdales website, it was listed for Rs. 68,145, DNA reported.
The party also organized a 'Festival of Peace' concert in the evening to woo voters. 4,000 people including Gandhi attended.
'Family and I have a special bond with NE people'
Huge crowds, excitement and energy here in #Meghalaya, where we launched our campaign today for the assembly elections.— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) January 30, 2018
My family and I have had a special bond with the people of the North East and I enjoy renewing and strengthening that bond with every visit.#OneMeghalaya pic.twitter.com/mFrRdgE7MW
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