With the onion prices skyrocketing in India (Rs 150 per kg atm) it was a topic of heated debate at the Lok Sabha. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman responded to a question by Supriya Sule saying that onions aren't even a part of her staple diet and can be made do without.
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.
- Nirmala Sitharaman
#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— ANI (@ANI) December 4, 2019
This statement has sparked outrage on Twitter and #SayItLikeNirmalaTai is trending.
After @supriya_sule ji finished her question and When Nirmala Ji stood up, did I hear correctly somebody saying "Jyada pyaaz khaoge toh cancer ho jata hai ?"— Sanket D. Patil (@San4u8793) December 4, 2019
The MP who said this deserves to be suspended, this is Indian Parliament for god sake. Stooping new lows day by day
So Delhi Police asking my supporters and me NOT to protest outside Parliament against Mrs #NirmalaSitharaman ji &her bizarre statement on #OnionPrices . Saying wheelchairs will be a Security threat !! #SayItLikeNirmalaTai pic.twitter.com/sFJa9n4hS8— Tehseen Poonawalla Official (@tehseenp) December 5, 2019
I appreciate Nirmala Sitaraman for expressing their true self. Don't troll. She is talking truth. BJP/RSS cares about brahminical supremacy not livelihood of ordinary people. #SayItLikeNirmalaTai— Sindhan (சிந்தன்) (@sindhan) December 5, 2019
I don't care about Onion price as I don't eat onions.— ᴀꜱɢᴀʀ🐍 (@asgarhid) December 4, 2019
Reporter : what about the dal price mam?
Nirmala : sorry we had only dosa and chutney for breakfast, hence I don't care about dal as well 😡#SayItLikeNirmalaTai
Nirmala Sitaraman does not care about Economy becouse she belong to such family which does not travel in economic class so it means nothing to her #SayItLikeNirmalaTai— Mahatma Gandhi Sena (@dildar12) December 5, 2019
BRB going to go buy a safe for my onions.