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Rahul Gandhi Gets Trolled For Attending A Concert In Rs 70,000 Jacket

It all started when the Congress president Rahul Gandhi sported an "expensive" jacket while attending a concert in Shillong.

Anurag Verma | CNN-News18@kitAnurag

Updated:February 7, 2018, 4:55 PM IST
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Rahul Gandhi Gets Trolled For Attending A Concert In Rs 70,000 Jacket
Photo credits: INC YouTube / @BJP4Meghalaya | Twitter
Even as the winter is coming to an end, Rahul Gandhi made sure the netizens furiously looked up for jackets' prices online. Nope, not for purchasing purposes.

It all started when the Congress president Rahul Gandhi sported the "expensive" apparel while attending a concert in Shillong.

Soon, BJP took potshots at Gandhi over his jacket, which they claim cost nearly Rs 70,000.

"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.

Twitterati was quick to join the party and reminded Gandhi of his apparent hypocrisy.
















Senior Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury came to Gandhi's defence saying that she could get a similar jacket for Narendra Modi for a mere Rs 700.




"Did they go to see the bill when Rahul Gandhi was buying the jacket?How do they know? I have never seen a man like Rahul Bhai who lives such a simple life while sitting on such important post," Navjot Singh Siddhu defended his party chief.







After the social media uproar, Rahul Gandhi has now reportedly cleared the air, saying he borrowed the jacket, reported India Today.

Earlier at the concert, while addressing the crowd, Gandhi 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.

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