Smriti Irani reveals Jet Airways rejected her job application, gets mocked on social media


We know Smriti Irani has never been the darling of left leaning social media users. As the HRD minister, she often got embroiled with Twitter users because of repeated gaffes courting unnecessary controversies.

On one occasion, she chided a Bihar minister for addressing her as ‘dear.’ Irani was then widely mocked for questioning an otherwise nondescript twitter user’s grammar.

Smriti Irani

Many felt that these shenanigans played a key role in PM Narendra Modi shunting her out of the HRD ministry and giving her a low profile portfolio of the textile ministry.

Irani on Wednesday revealed that Jet Airways had once rejected her application for cabin crew.

“My application for cabin crew position was rejected by Jet Airways, which felt I didn’t have a good personality,” Union Minister Smriti Irani was quoted by PTI.

At her witty best, the television actress-turned- politician also said that thanks to that rejection, she got a job at McDonald’s and the “rest is history”.

“I don’t know if many people know that one of the first jobs that I wanted and I lined up for was cabin crew at Jet.

I was rejected because I was told I don’t have a good personality. Thank God for your rejection. After that, I got a job at McDonald’s and the rest is history,” she said.

Speaking at an awards function organised by the Air Passengers Association of India (APAI), the Textiles Minister also said that she was joining the celebration as a passenger.

Her comments came after she presented an award to a Jet Airways official.

Twitter users have chosen not to miss yet another opportunity to take potshots at Irani. Some felt that the airlines had made a wise decision, while others sarcastically blamed Jet Airways for Irani’s appointment as HRD minister.

This is how Facebook users reacted:

Jai Pal Rana: U were sent to correct destination by jet airways..bro g deserve there’s not ur good that u r minister now..but it’s bad luck of peoeple of country..being u r blessing of RSS n magic u did on modi…

Ktm Meetei: Jet Airways didn’t hire her becoz she didn’t have the qualified degree………The funniest thing is she is comparing the job application of Airlines Company and MacDonalds.

Sudhir Pandey: From than onwards she is facing rejections only, she must thanks bjp government after several rejections they have considered you as a cabinet ministers, ignoring the mandate you got in when ever you fought general elections.

Ehtesham Mahmood: There is smell of ego in her statement….. Does she mean that wherever she goes,people should accept her?

Here are some reactions from Twitter users: