Feel insecure over church attacks: Christian leaders to Rahul Gandhi

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference working President Omar Abdullah on Wednesday defended Congress President Rahul Gandhi after Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) attacked him for allegedly wearing a jacket worth Rs 70,000.

Gandhi had mocked Modi with his "suit-boot ki sarkar" jibe after he wore a suit with his name finely embroidered on the stripes for a meeting with the then USA president Barack Obama. "The idea of suit-boot sarkar is a particular perspective towards poor people". Gandhi wore the jacket on Tuesday when he attended a concert in Shillong.

Gandhi is here to campaign for his party for the February 27 assembly election in Meghalaya, where the Congress is in power for the last 15 years.

The question: Why is Rahul Gandhi talking so extensively about the Mohan Bhagwat and RSS, not Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP, which is his principal opponent in the state? Instead of singing away our woes, you could have given a report card of your inefficient govt in Meghalaya!

The jacket is a two-in-one down puffer jacket from Burberry, which is a British luxury fashion brand.

Sharing the image of Mr Gandhi in his jacket, the BJP's Meghalaya unit tweeted: "So @OfficeOfRG, soot (pun intended!)-boot ki sarkar with "black" money fleeced from Meghalayan state exchequer by rampant corruption?" Rahul tried to toughen it out by hurling "suit boot ki sarkar" jibe again at the PM at an event in the poll-bound state, saying Modi was always found in the company of people attired in suits and not with the poor.

Rahul Gandhi later told the media that the jacket was gifted to him in Shillong. I will show the jacket can be bought at Rs 700. How do they know rate of the jacket? If our leaders want to dress well then good for them.

While stating that the Congress has done a good job in governance in Meghalaya, Gandhi said the BJP ruled states are suffering from division and it is responsible for assaulting cultures across the country.

  • Rogelio Becker