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‘Modi Vest’ tweets South Korean president Moon Jae-in, ‘Nehru Jacket’ correct netizens

However, the tweet triggered a series of reactions with many people correcting the South Korean president for calling the 'Nehru jacket' "Modi Vest'. Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah also pitched in.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: November 1, 2018 2:11:40 pm
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South Korean president Moon Jae-in on Wednesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for sending him “Modi vests” tailored to his size. Jae-in, who also shared a picture of him wearing the jacket, tweeted: “Prime Minister @narendramodi of India sent me some gorgeous garments. These are modernized versions of traditional Indian costume, known as the ‘Modi Vest’, that can also be worn easily in Korea. They fit perfectly.”

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Recalling his visit to India, Jae-in wrote, “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. I would like to thank him for this kind gesture.”

However, the tweet triggered a series of reactions with many people correcting the South Korean president for calling the ‘Nehru jacket’ “Modi Vest’. Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah also pitched in. “It’s really nice of our PM to send these but could he not have sent them without changing the name? All my life I’ve known these jackets as Nehru jackets & now I find these ones have been labelled “Modi Jacket”. Clearly nothing existed in India before 2014,” tweeted Abdullah.

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