Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with some of the top economists in the country at NITI Ayog in Delhi, ahead of the union budget. According to reports, Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and Nitin Gadkari were also present at the meeting.
Now, the problem is, you will not find the mention of our Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman anywhere. That's because she wasn't there! And Twitter took notice of that!
Meeting with top economists but Finance Minister missing? https://t.co/KxRVAxlqWJ— Hasiba 🌈 (@HasibaAmin) January 9, 2020
Okay 😉 @nsitharaman is Finance Minister & her presence is NOT necessary at a meeting to discuss budget with top economists.— Adv. Manoj (@RURALINDIA) January 9, 2020
She can continue to meet the cyber coolies like Shefali Tai etc....
Any self-respecting individual would be enraged & resign. Will Nirmala ji resign ?? https://t.co/tKGBg424dR
Beginning to feel like Finance Minister’s job is stitching that cloth bag to carry the budget papers https://t.co/KnJmbw9Ki3— Veena Venugopal (@veenavenugopal) January 9, 2020
The PM, the HM, the Railways and Commerce Minister, Road Transport and Shipping Minister all present. Notable absentee at a meeting of economists to discuss the budget: Finance Minister N Sitharaman. https://t.co/2aLrLWYU4Q— Prem Panicker (@prempanicker) January 9, 2020
Our finance minister is busy telling people,that she doesn't eat onions. https://t.co/FRNOPQYuU6— Gagandeep (@Gagsroving) January 9, 2020
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't see the FINANCE Minister in this meeting of PM & Cabinet Ministers with economists ahead of the Union Budget. Can anyone see her?— Michelle V. (@VMimi09) January 9, 2020
Shdn't FM be part of budget talks or is she there only to read out what's told to her? https://t.co/mWuJ5vLfUu
These 2 pics depict the sorry state of d economics of our country. Finance minister is not present where she is the most needed.Or is it like she isn't taken into consideration while making economic policies pic.twitter.com/EIyvAurXfG— Baburao Apte (@Baburao124421) January 9, 2020
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is missing in a top economists meeting.— Madhulika singh (@madhulikaji) January 9, 2020
Meeting must be on onion prices
And she doesn't like onion. https://t.co/nnRPTtDuBC
Where is @nsitharaman?— अपरिचित (@ItsKarwasra) January 9, 2020
I guess she is our Finance Minister. Although she is not competent to be but still finance minister should be present in economy related meetings.
Where is @Swamy39 sir?
The only economist in BJP. https://t.co/3kLVBq6dlE
Quite unusual, isn't it? A budget meeting without the Finance Minister, especially at the time of an economic crisis!