The buzz on social media and in the news regarding the same t-shirt worn by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has died down. He has been photographed wearing the same t-shirt at a number of public events, including during the cold wave in Delhi.
Replying to a reporter who asked him, “Today again in the same T-shirt?”, he said, “T-shirt hi chal rahi hai aur jab tak chal rahi hai chalayenge (Because the T-shirt isn’t degrading, I’ll keep wearing it till it no longer serves.)”.
Gandhi is attending events in a plain t-shirt with no woolen clothes despite the freezing conditions in north India, which has become a topic of discussion. In pictures that went viral on Tuesday, Rahul, wearing a black T-shirt, is seen with his niece in a mall in Delhi in extreme cold. The Congress issued a challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to conduct a march similar to the Bharat Jodo Yatra in such a frigid climate, even for three hours.
After the initial discussion at the start of the Bharat Jodo Yatra, when Gandhi was targeted by the BJP for wearing a Burberry T-shirt that costs Rs 41,000, the t-shirt became the focus of attention once more.
Former BJP leader Sudheendra Kulkarni joined the yatra on December 21 in Haryana and tweeted, “Walked 7.5 km with a tapasvi in his epic Bharat Jodo Yatra in Haryana this afternoon”.
While former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid called Rahul Gandhi a superhuman. He said while we are bundled up in jackets and shivering in the cold, he is out in T-Shirts. He performs his ‘tapasya’ with concentration, much like a yogi.