Recently, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman described the major slowdown in the auto sector in India and blamed the change in the mindset of millennials for this slump.
Sitharaman in a press conference mentioned that millennials prefer Uber and Ola cabs over committing money to EMIs for new cars. She added that this has affected the auto sector, which has seen double-digit fall in sales for both two and four-wheeler manufacturers.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman: Automobile industry is now affected by BS6 and the mindsets of millennial, who now prefer to have Ola or Uber rather than committing to buying an automobile pic.twitter.com/6KEecyopH3— ANI (@ANI) September 10, 2019
She also added that the centre is trying to get to the bottom of this issue hampering the automobile sector and find a solution for it.
But this blame game didn't go well with the millennials around the country. They took it to social media to talk about this with hashtags like #SayItLikeNirmala and #BoycottMillennials which is now trending on Twitter.
There is a fall in agricultural sector because millennials prefer pizza instead of daal roti— Vibhash Mishra (@AapVibhash) September 10, 2019
- Nirmala Sitaraman#Boycottmillennial
Education industry is undergoing recession because #Millennials are inspired by school and college dropouts and prefer being entrepreneurs instead of working for someone after education😜😭#BoycottMillennials pic.twitter.com/7rMEDakNp4— Kamlesh Dixit 🇮🇳 (@kash2312) September 11, 2019
I wonder why all these 30+ uncles are trolling #NirmalaSitaraman mercilessly for her comments. I am a millennial with an IIM degree, but I prefer selling pakodas. No Income tax, no house and car means no EMIs, no health insurance etc. #sayitlikenirmalatai #boycottmillennials— 🇮🇳 Secret Sitharaman 😎 (@bonestrotter) September 10, 2019
The millennials have got no chill, so icecream industry is crashing. #BoycottMillennials— Rofl Gandhi 2.0 (@RoflGandhi_) September 10, 2019
#BoycottMillennials as they are preferring live-in relationships instead of marriages.— Check_Mate (@IndianScooter) September 10, 2019
Result: brahmins, pandits and jyotish, are becoming jobless.
In any case, millennials sure know how to let the world know about what they are thinking.