The “suit-boot” jab at Rahul Gandhi’s t-shirt controversy from Priyanka Chaturvedi and the “Nikkar” dig from Congress

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In response to the BJP’s criticism of Rahul Gandhi’s $41,000 Burberry t-shirt, Shiv Sena MP and former Congress leader Priyanka Chaturvedi quipped, “Only if the BJP could have computed so quickly the cost of “electing the suit-book sarkar.” In a dig at the RSS, Congress politician Pawan Khera, who is travelling with Rahul Gandhi on his 150-day Bharat Jodo Yatra, stated, “Nikkarwale will only notice the t-shirt.” In the midst of the heated discussion about Rahul Gandhi’s t-shirt, the Congress leader tweeted, “One t-shirt has brought up coat, shawl, watch, pen, glasses, car, ship, and bungalow.”

By tweeting pictures of Rahul Gandhi, the t-shirt, and its price on Friday, the BJP sparked a heated discussion. Dekho, Bharat,” it tweeted. The Congress responded by saying that PM Modi’s suit, which cost Rs. 10 lakh, and his glasses, which cost Rs. 1.5 lakh, would also be brought up in the discussion if it turned to the cost of clothing.

Rahul Gandhi’s t-shirt price controversy, according to Congressman Jairam Ramesh, is ludicrous. “Today they are raising questions on our containers, on our leader’s t-shirt, tomorrow they will raise questions on my branded canvas shoes or on my socks, on baniyan and underwear. Is this the level of political debate that Mr. Narendra Modi wants in our country? We are talking about price rise, unemployment, hum do hamare do, polarisation. This is nothing BJP’s agenda of diversion. They just want to divert attention from this incredibly positive Bharat

The political discourse being reduced to t-shirts and containers — Chinese containers are near the border, and Chinese people are occupying our area — are all indications that the BJP is alarmed, according to Jairam Ramesh.

Bhupesh Baghel, the chief minister of Chhattisgarh, claimed that while the Congress is bringing the nation together, the party that causes divisions is still wearing t-shirts and khaki shorts.

Although the party said the amenities inside the containers are minimal, the containers set up for the yatris’ overnight stay have also drawn criticism for their “luxury.”