Vests Gifted To South Korean Prez Were 'Modi Jackets', Says Company Which Makes Them

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The vests gifted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to South Korean President Moon Jae-in were 'Modi Jackets' and not traditional Nehru jackets as claimed by some, the company which makes them said Friday.

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The vests gifted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to South Korean President Moon Jae-in were 'Modi Jackets' and not traditional Nehru jackets as claimed by some, the company which makes them said Friday.

A controversy has broken out on Twitter on how the jackets should be described.

On October 31, Moon Jae-in tweeted pictures of the sleeveless jackets, to be worn on a kurta.

"Prime Minister @narendramodi of India sent me some gorgeous garments. These are modernised versions of traditional Indian costume, known as the 'Modi Vest', that can also be worn easily in Korea. They fit perfectly," Moon Jae-in said in the tweet.

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"During my visit to India, I had told the Prime Minister @narendramodi that he looked great in those vests, and he duly sent them over, all meticulously tailored to my size....," said the South Korean leader.

The tweets sparked a debate, as some claimed that these were actually Nehru Jackets, popularised by the country's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

 

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