The saree worn by Maneka Gandhi was woven by Jawaharlal Nehru during his time in jail
Maneka Gandhi, BJP MP and former women and child development minister took to Twitter to share a photo of her in a saree for her son Varun Gandhi’s wedding. According to her, the saree was woven by India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru when he served jail time during the British regime.
She also mentioned that the saree worn by her daughter-in-law, Yamini Roy Chowdhury, was given to her by her mother-in-law, Indira Gandhi. The politician deleted the tweet later and the reason is unknown.
Her tweet read, “The cotton saree that I’m wearing was woven by Pt Nehru in jail and is now over 70 years old. I wore it on my son’s wedding in Benares. My daughter-in-law Yamini is wearing an antique saree which was given to me by my mother-in-law on my wedding day.”
While the politician’s tweet did not have the hashtag - SareeTwitter, her niece Priyanka Gandhi had shared a photo of her on Twitter earlier with the hashtag. Priyanka had tweeted the picture saying, “Morning pooja on the day of my wedding (22 years ago!) #SareeTwitter.”
The hashtag had been used by several women who took to Twitter to post their picture(s) wearing a saree.
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Last Updated Jul 23, 2019, 3:54 PM IST