Usually donning a kurta and jeans or pyjama, sometimes torn, to break his elitist and privileged background, Gandhi has been known to take digs at Prime Minister Modi’s clothes. Very cleverly Gandhi termed the BJP as ‘suit-boot ki sarkar’ after Prime Minister Modi wore a designer jacket and scarf. Except, in most cases, Prime Minister Modi has auctioned off his clothes and donated the money raised for various causes, especially for education of girl child.
He turned up wearing a jacket which social media users found to be very similar to a designer jacket from Burberry. Soon twitterati claimed to have found the product online, on the Bloomingdale website, where the jacket was listed at a cost of $995. Twitter users were quick to mock Rahul for the same.
Jeb mein ched kaise hua?
Story of $995 Burberry jacket pic.twitter.com/fABNzUPWJe
— Khaleesi (@HappyHigh01) January 30, 2018
And those wondering how much in INR ?
that’s Rs 63456.63 (63.78 INR/USD)
and if bought in India from a DLF Promenade then add 28% of Gabbar Singh Tax
and if bought from US on one of his famous nepotism rocks shows, add about 7-8% Uncle Sam Tax. https://t.co/YJbH4PVeYK
— Yo Yo Funny Singh (@moronhumor) January 30, 2018
Only 1% of the rich in India who have cornered 73% of the wealth can afford jackets worth 63,000 pic.twitter.com/x7Rk2rO3nl
— Masakadzas (@Nesenag) January 31, 2018
People even pointed out the elitist mindset Congress has when it comes to Prime Minister Modi.
Rahul wearing a Burberry jacket. Guess they only had a problem when Modi used a decent scarf. How dare a chaiwallah own the good things that befits shehzadas. Right? pic.twitter.com/iyp4g2oDRY
— Mayank Tomar (@mayank_tomarr) January 31, 2018
Of course, Rahul Gandhi’s fangirls immediately came to defend his fashion choices.
Rahul Gandhi was born with a silver spoon in mouth and doesn’t portray himself as poor and deprived…what part of that these guys don’t understand. Rahi baat Burberry coats Ki…that even a middle class Indian in the US has it…..get over it.
— Riddhi (@riddhineeta) January 30, 2018
But as this user pointed out, achhe din for Rahul Gandhi, the fashionista seem to have arrived.
From torn kurta to burberry, Rahul baba ke acche din aagye. pic.twitter.com/hwUoWtEXez
— Tushar Anand (@tusharnnd) January 30, 2018