'Soot-boot' sarkar: BJP pays back Cong in same coin, mocks Rahul's Rs 70,000 jacket

BJP takes a potshot at Congress President Rahul Gandhi after he was seen wearing a black jacket, costing nearly Rs 70,000.

Shillong: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday took a potshot at Congress president Rahul Gandhi after he was seen wearing a black jacket, costing nearly Rs 70,000.

The BJP spent no time and its Meghalaya unit highlighted the point on its Twitter handle with a photo of Gandhi donning the jacket at a music event in Shillong 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!" wrote Meghalaya BJP below the picture which was paired with the jacket's original photo and price.

The jacket is 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 listed as Rs 68,145.

Evidently, BJP's tweet was in retaliation to Rahul Gandhi's "suit boot" jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who worn a monogrammed suit during a meeting with 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.

Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury reacted to BJP's allegation and said, “I can show you the same jacket for Rs 700.”

The Congress president was in Shillong to kick off the election campaign of the party in poll-bound Meghalaya.

The polling for the 60-member state Assembly will take place on February 27 along with Nagaland. The results will be declared on March 3.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle with agency inputs )
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