Congress provides space for everybody: Meghalaya CM

RAHUL Gandhi, whose Congress party fumed over his seating arrangement in the sixth row at the Republic Day Parade, got a front row seat in Central Hall of Parliament during President's address to joint sitting of both Houses. The ruling BJP which has been quietly sulking over regular taunts against its top leaders by the Congress president has chose to pay him back in his own coin.

BJP leader Tajinder P Singh Bagga on Wednesday sent Rs 700 to Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury for the jacket, apparently worth United States dollars 995, that Rahul Gandhi wore at a concert organised by his party in poll-bound Meghalaya.

The BJP's Meghalaya unit also tweeted an image of a Burberry jacket, similar to the one that Rahul wore, having a price tag of United States dollars 995. How do they know the rate of the jacket?

The BJP's potshot was seen as a retaliation to Gandhi's "suit-boot" jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a poll campaign in Bihar in 2015.

She said the saffron party was "frustrated" due to Gandhis "rising popularity".

"So, soot (pun intended!)-boot ki sarkar with "black" money fleeced from Meghalayan state exchequer by rampant corruption?" You will see him with others.

Rahul Gandhi invited women to join Congress party so that their voices are heard and they find greater representation in politics. "If they (BJP) form the government here (in Meghalaya) and continue to capture institutions, then your culture, your religion and your way of life will be under pressure", he said.

According to tweet made by BJP, the jacket worn by Rahul Gandhi's is a Burberry two-in-one jacket and has been listed on Bloomingdale site at $995 (around Rs 63,000).

The base price of the suit at an auction was Rs 11 lakh, and it was sold for Rs 4.31 crore.

He also suggested that we all must love and respect to make the country stronger.

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.