Cotton, Linen, Silk, Cashmere, Khadi are some fabrics adorning not just the elite of the society, but also our politicians across the country. From ethnic to traditional sarees and salwar suits for women and suits, kurtas to bandhgalas for men; politicians as they strive for the betterment and advancement of our nation, are leaving no stone unturned to create a lasting impression on their people. Let’s take a quick glance on the style statements created by our politicians across the country.
Steadfastly striving for women empowerment, Brinda Karat stands as the first ever woman to become a member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Politburo for West Bengal. She has also authored a book ‘Survival and Emancipation: Notes from Indian Women’s Struggles’. A graceful and elegant political personality, Brinda, is in touch with her traditional roots and you’ll see that in her soft and papery or crisp cotton sarees with elegant borders and simple oxidized jewelry. The traditional big round red bindi worn on the forehead by Brinda once more emphasizes her bong connection.
Having represented the Thiruvananthapuram constituency of the state of Kerela in the parliament in the past, a United Nations peace keeper, human rights activists, refugee worker and an award winning writer for books, articles and columns for renowned publications, Dr. Sashi Tharoor has many feathers in his cap indeed. Shashi Tharoor loves his kurta – pyjamas most often complemented with Nehru jackets and pocket squares that adds to his elegant persona.
Sachin Pilot has taken service to his country an extra mile. He is not only a politician having represented the Ajmer constituency of Rajasthan in the past, but also an officer in the Territorial Army; therefore, also known as Lieutenant Pilot. He has also co-authored a book with his sister, Sarika Pilot named ‘Rajesh Pilot: In Spirit Forever’; A book of photographs on his late father, Rajesh Pilot. Sachin’s penchant for neat edgy cuts is discernible in his smart branded shirts, plain kurta pyjamas and chic suits. He carries of the steel rimmed spectacles with such flair and finesse and it most definitely completes his look.
Omar Abdullah was elected to the 12th Lok Sabha becoming the youngest Chief Minister of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir and still holds office. He counts amongst the best well dressed politician from the younger generation. Pathan suits, kurtas and pyjamas and casual jeans adorn him effortlessly and gracefully.
Agatha Sangma represented the Tura constituency from the state of Meghalaya in the past. Besides being a politician, Agatha has a law degree to her name, a Masters in Environmental Management from UK and has a soft spot for photography. A true representative of the youth in the parliament, her attire resembles that of a smart youthful feel with smart shirts and trousers. Also clad in traditional Meghalayan outfit characterized with a simple stole and a sarong, Agatha comes across as a simple yet stylish personality.