BJP returns ‘suit-boot’ fire at Rahul over expensive jacket

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Feb 2018 10:57:45



In an apparent retort to Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s suit-boot ki sarkar jibe, the BJP had claimed that the Congress President wore a jacket worth USD 995 at a concert organised by his party in the poll-bound State on Tuesday.

“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!,” the BJP’s Meghalaya unit tweeted.

The party’s State unit also tweeted an image of a jacket similar to the one Gandhi wore having a price tag of USD 995 (little over Rs 63,000). Unruffled after being attacked by the Meghalaya unit of the BJP over the price of the black jacket he wore at a concert here, Gandhi said, “You will not see him (PM) hug a poor person, talk to a poor person or even engage with a poor person. You will see him with others.”

The BJP also accused the Congress of distracting voters by organising a soiree. “Rock concert distraction tactics by the @OfficeOfRG to take away focus of Meghalayan voters from real issues on ground! A prince can fuss over ‘fuddy-duddy chopper’ rides & cancel his Tura trip, but ever wondered how people in Meghalaya travel,” the BJP tweeted.