Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has her own way in shocking the nation with her statements which in turn triggers controversies. Be it her opinion on the Millennials’ preferences or her stand on plummeting GDP, the finance minister welcomes criticism for blurting out being in a crucial capacity. In a recent revelation, her reply to opposition leader Supriya Sule who interrupted her talk over the onion price issue has been receiving flak from the netizens. “I don’t eat a lot of onions and garlic, so don’t worry. I come from a family that doesn’t care much about onions and garlic,” she said in Lok Sabha’s Winter session on Wednesday. These comments drew a laughter riot in the lower house from the MPs while a few were left in splits.
In a debate regarding the rocketing prices of onions in the country, Lok Sabha MP Supriya Sule fired a direct question to the Finance Minister “Why has the production of onion gone down? We export rice and milk and so many other products. Onion grower is a small framer and he really needs to be protected.” To which Nirmala shot up with her personal habits. However, she also replied Opposition leaders questions with the remedies bring taken including improving technology for better storage. In no time, the union minister became the meme material while the hashtag #SayItLikeNirmalaTai started trending on social media.
#WATCH: FM Sitharaman says "Main itna lehsun, pyaaz nahi khati hoon ji. Main aise pariwar se aati hoon jaha onion, pyaaz se matlab nahi rakhte" when an MP intervenes&asks her 'Aap pyaaz khaate hain?' while she was answering NCP's Supriya Sule's ques on production&price of onions. pic.twitter.com/i6OG7GN775
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