#SayItLikeNirmalaTai trends after Nirmala Sitharaman’s bizarre comments to justify price rise of onions and garlic


Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is facing social media roasting after she made seemingly bizarre comments inside the parliament to justify the price rise of onions and garlic in the country.

Nirmala Sitharaman

Speaking in the parliament, Sitharaman said, “I don’t eat that much of onion and garlic. So don’t worry. I come from a family, where onion doesn’t have much significance.” The video of Sitharaman’s speech went viral in no time triggering unprecedented social media backlash with many condemning her for arrogance. Soon, hashtag #SayItLikeNirmalaTai trended nationally.

Here’s a snapshot of how people reacted to her controversial speech smacking of her arrogance even in the face of widespread discomfort caused by price hike of onions and other essential commodities.

Onions are being sold for Rs 100 per kg in many parts of India, while the price for one kg of garlic had shot up to Rs 600. There were some reports that the government had begun importing onions from Turkey.


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