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31 Jan 2018

BJP uses Gandhi's "suit-boot" tag to slam his costly jacket

BJP slams Rahul Gandhi over his expensive 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.

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BJP slams Rahul Gandhi over his expensive jacket

Meghalaya BJP slams Gandhi for his jacket

The birth of the "suit-boot" tag

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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.

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