Well, this time, Twitter has noticed something else that might have been renamed. We are speaking of the 'Nehru Jacket' or as the South Korean President was told, the 'Modi Vest'.
WTF. That's a Nehru jacket not a UPA scheme that Modi can just rename and claim as his own creation! https://t.co/YmxWzdlmP8— Manisha Pande (@MnshaP) October 31, 2018
The Nehru Jacket is a traditional, tailored short coat with a closed-neck collar that evolved from a version often worn by Jawahar Lal Nehru. It comes from the Persian angarkha, a long coat with strings, worn in Mughal courts.
It evolved into knee-length achkans with the arrival of the British. In the 1940s, with jackets and western suits becoming popular, it evolved into a band gale ka coat.
Now Twitter is a massively diverse demographic and there were a bunch of different opinions on the subject.
Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. Who can tell?
This is probably the most blatant Nehru erasure of all.— manas mitul (@ManasMitul) October 31, 2018
This guy does have a point.
If Mr Nehru designed these jackets, then it is shameless plagiarism — although I am not aware of Mr Nehru’s career in fashion design. Otherwise, I see no reason to treat the name as sacred. We moved on from Upper Volta and Swaziland and even Calcutta.— Karn Kant (@Humanpapers) October 31, 2018
Well, technically the style of roses can't be changed.
God forbid the roses which #chacha carried on his jackets are not known as nehru roses..— 🇮🇳Abhishek🇮🇳 (@anand202051) November 1, 2018
That's not really the point, mate!
Fine! that's a Nehru jacket but it fits well on Modi too😉— Rakesh Rathore (@rakesh956064) October 31, 2018
Dammit Akhilesh, stop confusing us!
Ah, well, this debate isn't going to get settled anytime soon.