“Won’t Wear Sweater Until…”: Rahul Gandhi On T-Shirt In Biting Cold
Rahul Gandhi, the leader of the Congress, said he opted to wear only T-shirts during the march after seeing three impoverished girls “shivering in ripped garments” in Madhya Pradesh, amid controversy surrounding his decision to dress warmly during the Bharat Jodo Yatra.”People ask me why I am wearing this white T-shirt, don’t I feel cold. I will tell you the reason. When the yatra began… in Kerala, it was hot and humid. But when we entered Madhya Pradesh, it was slightly cold.
“One day three poor girl children in torn clothes came to me…When I held them, they were shivering as they were not wearing proper clothes. On that day, I took a decision that till the time I do not shiver, I will only wear a T-shirt,” Mr Gandhi said, while addressing a street corner meeting in Haryana’s Ambala this evening
“My being in T-shirt is not a real question, the real question is why are the farmers, poor labourers of the country and their children are in torn clothes, T-shirts and without sweaters,” he had said in Bhagpat.
The yatra, which began on September 7 in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, will come to an end on January 30 when Gandhi hoists the national flag in Srinagar.
Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh have so far been covered by the march.
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