Chattisgarh CM retaliates to BJP’s T-shirt jibe

CM Bhupesh Baghel

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel retaliated against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday for its “T-shirt” jab at Rahul Gandhi, saying that Congress is working to bring the nation together while the opposition party is still clad in T-shirts and khaki shorts.

“That is how it feels. The Centre has only a ‘T-shirt’ against the biggest Bharat Jodo Yatra from Kanyakumari to Kashmir. In the world’s largest democracy, when one party is uniting the country, the dividing party is still hanging in T-shirts and khaki shorts,” Baghel said on Twitter.

The BJP and the Congress got into a verbal battle over Rahul Gandhi’s T-shirt as the Congress’ “Bharat Jodo Yatra” entered its third day.

On social media, the BJP attacked the Congress by stating that Rahul Gandhi, who has been bringing up the topic of inflation on the “Bharat Jodo Yatra,” was seen on Friday wearing a T-shirt worth Rs 41,257.

The opposition party, Congress, responded by accusing the BJP of being afraid of the people’s reaction to the Bharat Jodo Yatra. Congress posted on Twitter and stated, “Hey… are you scared? Seeing the crowd gathered in Bharat Jodo Yatra. Talk about the issue. Speak on unemployment and inflation. If we have to discuss the clothes, then Modi ji’s suit of 10 lakhs and glasses of 1.5 lakhs should be discussed. Do BJP want to discuss this?”

In the meantime, the Congress started its third day of the “Bharat Jodo Yatra” on Friday in Nagercoil, a Tamil Nadu city in the Kanyakumari district, under the leadership of party MP Rahul Gandhi.

From Scott Christian College in Nagercoil to Azhagiyamandapam Junction in Tamil Nadu, the Yatra’s third day of travel began.

A 3,500-km march from Kanyakumari to Kashmir will be undertaken by Rahul Gandhi which will be completed in 150 days and cover as many as 12 states. After reaching Kerala on September 11, the Yatra will traverse through the state for the next 18 days, reaching Karnataka on September 30. It will be in Karnataka for 21 days before moving north.