On Monday, Cong leader Renuka Choudhary laughed the BJP’s claims that Rahul Gandhi was wearing an expensive jacket andsaid she could produce the same jacket for Rs. 700 for Prime Minister Narendra Modi if he wants, and added that ‘only I don’t have his measurements other than chappan inch chaati (56 inch chest).’Chaudhary said, ‘I don’t know whether to laugh or to cry on the desperation of the BJP. Are you saying that they have no other work than to sit and search rates’’ I can show you the same jacket for 700 rupees. If the Prime Minister wants it I can get one and send it to him other than 56-inch chest, I don’t have his measurements.’The images of Gandhi wearing the jacket gave fresh ammunition to the BJP to counter his famous ‘suit boot ki sarkaar’ jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government.Also readFata kurta to ₹60,000 jacket, poverty is a state of mind: Twitter reacts to Rahul Gandhi’s sartorial choiceMocking the BJP, Chaudhary said, ‘It is so funny that it is coming from the suit-boot sarkaar. A suit that was woven with his name on it and he wore it when the US president came (to India). And then they auctioned it for crores. This is the sarkaar that is questioning Rahul Gandhi’s jacket?’While there was a host of reactions to the comment, Delhi BJP spokesperson Tajinder Singh Bagga took matters forward regarding the Rs 700 jacket and went as far as to send Choudhary the money asking for a jacket in return.Also readSartorial Showdown: BJP and Congress tear into each other over Rahul Gandhi’s jacketTajinder Bagga put up a screenshot on Twitter which allegedly showed him sending the money via Paytm to Renuka Choudhary. Now we will have to wait and see if the Congress leader obliges. Earlier, the political arch rivals tore into each other after the Meghalaya unit of the BJP, in an apparent bid to get even with Rahul Gandhi over his “suit-boot” jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, claimed the Congress chief wore a jacket worth Rs 63,000 to a concert in Shillong yesterday.”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!,” the BJP’s Meghalaya unit tweeted.The party’s state unit also tweeted an image of a Burberry jacket, similar to the one that Gandhi wore, having a price tag of USD 995 (little over Rs 63,000).In another tweet, the BJP alleged the Congress government in Meghalaya was mired in corruption. It said instead of attending a musical event, Gandhi should have given a report card of the state government.Out on the hustings in the hill state, an unfazed Gandhi fired his “suit-boot ki sarkar” salvo at Modi afresh, saying he was always found in the company of people attired in suits and not those that are poor.”You will not see him (Modi) hug a poor person, talk to a poor person or even engage with a poor person. You will see him with others. There is a particular distance he maintains with the poor people which he does not with Mr Obama or others,” he told journalists in Shillong.”The fact of the matter is that he (Modi) is still a suit-boot person. He has not done anything….,” Gandhi said.The tweet suggesting that the jacket worn by Gandhi was bought with black money, drew a sharp reaction from Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury, who alleged the BJP was leading a “suit-boot ki sarkar” at the Centre, and had no moral authority to question Gandhi.She said the saffron party was “frustrated” due to Gandhi’s “rising popularity”.Chowdhury accused the Modi government of being “idle”, and said it should rather focus on issues such as the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, and rising prices of fuel and vegetables.”Their frustration is directly proportionate to the rising popularity of Rahul Gandhi. Rahul Gandhi connects with the young. So, this idle and suit-boot ki sarkar has no right to talk about it,” she said.Gandhi had attended the concert in Shillong, apparently to reach out to the young voters.Dressed in blue denim trousers and a black jacket, he had urged the youth to love and respect each other to make the country strong.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 US president Barack Obama. The suit was later auctioned and bought for over 4.3 crore by a Surat businessman.The BJP, which intends to give a tough fight to the ruling Congress in the Meghalaya Assembly elections, also accused the Congress of distracting voters by organising a soiree.”Rock concert distraction tactics by the @OfficeOfRG to take away focus of Meghalayan voters from real issues on ground! A prince can fuss over ‘fuddy-duddy chopper’ rides & cancel his Tura trip, but ever wondered how people in Meghalaya travel,” the BJP tweeted.With inputs from PTI

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