Gandhi, who is now on a two-day visit to the north-eastern state, attended a meeting with party leaders in Jowai earlier in the day. Rahul tried to toughen it out by hurling "suit boot ki sarkar" jibe again at the PM at an event in the poll-bound state, saying Modi was always found in the company of people attired in suits and not with the poor. You will see him with others. "He has not done anything.", Gandhi said. She said the BJP was "frustrated" due to Mr Gandhi's "rising popularity".
Rahul Gandhi invited women to join Congress party so that their voices are heard and they find greater representation in politics. Rahul Gandhi connects with the young. Congress MP Renuka Chaudhary came to her boss's defence and alleged that BJP was leading a "suit-boot ki sarkar" at the Centre, and had no moral authority to question Rahul. Rahul was attending a concert in Shillong when he was seen sporting the apparel.
He also suggested that we all must love and respect to make the country stronger. "How do they know the price of the jacket?" she asked.
Briefing reporters after a meeting of the senior party leaders including Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, AICC General Secretary and State party in-charge K C Venugopal, KPCC President Dr G Parameshwara and others at the Congress Bhavan, Shivakumar said the party was fully geared to face the elections making use of all the tools and strategies on the basis of the State Government's credible performance.
Gandhi had used the "suit-boot" term to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his famous name-striped suit worn during former United States president Barack Obama's visit. The suit, which was sold at an auction for Rs 4.31 crore, had stripes with the name Narendra Damodardas Modi woven into it in glittering gold letters.
While stating that the Congress has done a good job in governance in Meghalaya, Gandhi said the BJP ruled states are suffering from division and it is responsible for assaulting cultures across the country.