Nirmala Sitharaman's statement results in a meme fest. Photo: Reuters
The Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman is making headlines again. This time, it is for a statement that she said in the Lok Sabha. On Wednesday, during a debate on the steep price rise of onions in the assembly, Sitharaman said that she belongs to a family that doesn't eat much onion and garlic.
During the assembly, Sitharaman also spoke about the steps that the government has taken to tackle the price rise of onions. NCP MP Supriya Sule questioned Sitharaman, "Why has the production of onion gone down? We export rice and milk and so many other products. Onion grower is a small farmer and he really needs to be protected."
As a part of her answer, Sitharaman replied with her eating habits. She said, "I don't eat much onion and garlic. I come from such a family which doesn't have much to do with onion."
The person accountable for the economic well-being of 1.3B people isn't worried abt astronomical onion prices bcos her family doesn't buy onion/garlic.santhoshd (@santhoshd) December 5, 2019
Now we know why this govt is unfazed by Unemployment, Debt, Fire Sale of PSUs...#SayItLikeNirmalaTaipic.twitter.com/3iyrom1ZiZ
The hike in the prices of onions already had the internet making memes, but after this statement surfaced, #SayItLikeNirmalaTai started trending and a meme fest began.
Even former Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram took a dig today while attending the parliament and asked in response to the statement if Sitharamam consumes avocados instead of onions?
Congress leader P Chidambaram in Parliament: Finance Minister said yesterday that she doesn't eat onions, so what does she eat? Does she eat avocado? pic.twitter.com/ahxo9FNaDkANI (@ANI) December 5, 2019advertisement
Have a look at the #SayItLikeNirmalaTai memes.
I don't eat onions !! Mere ko Kya?#SayItLikeNirmalaTaipic.twitter.com/LqpmEcIoPKThirdEyeView (@Rajat_since1119) December 5, 2019
I don't eat chapathis. So the price of wheat doesn't bother me.(@TheNettooran) December 5, 2019
(Ramanan, Punjabi House, 1998)#SayItLikeNirmalaTaipic.twitter.com/TSgFTzWcAH
Petrol price don't affect me becausePolitical Di (@arrya19661275) December 5, 2019
my car run on diesel. @nsitharaman@Vishj05#SayItLikeNirmalaTaipic.twitter.com/5bWipPI1Mm
She don't care!#SayItLikeNirmalaTai#OnionPricespic.twitter.com/PwG4r6DOYvPankaj Gupta (@PankajG026) December 5, 2019
Mujhe doctor banana hi nahi toh why should I read Biology ?krishna..... (@Sunderbann) December 4, 2019
~ Said a 9th standard boy #SayItLikeNirmalaTai
Divorce rate is high in India since people keep getting married. #SayItLikeNirmalaTaiRofl Republic (@i_theindian) December 4, 2019
What Happened to BSNL?Akshara S Nair (@AksharaSNair1) December 5, 2019
My family doesn't use BSNL. We use Jio. So i sold it.#SayItLikeNirmalaTaipic.twitter.com/lH7ALPxJJ9
Bcz her favourite dish is aalo halwa.Rebellious flower (@flawsome_guy) December 5, 2019
When the floor is Onion for @nsitharaman#OnionPrices#SayItLikeNirmalaTaipic.twitter.com/5PfYNTd3XVExpose_Modi (@Expose_Modi) December 5, 2019
Varun Dhawan doesn’t care about Method acting because he never acts.Shanawaz Ibrahim (@ShanawazIbrahi2) December 4, 2019
We call you "worst FM ever" for a reason @nsitharaman#SayItLikeNirmalaTaipic.twitter.com/IediYHnCFDDr. Arshi S. Sharma (@arshi_phd) December 5, 2019
The memes on the onion price hike are hilarious too. Have a look.
https://t.co/LQmOA7e7bhpic.twitter.com/WSAEIQGUObCHEEKU (@Okay_Bye___) December 5, 2019
Looking for onion in onion uttapam#OnionPricespic.twitter.com/Z2EtEWD1o0Shailaja Chandel (@shailaj44747064) December 5, 2019
Uday bhai right now#OnionPrice#OnionPricespic.twitter.com/vjwNlHSzpBMemes only (@amesurati) December 5, 2019
Jain People....#OnionPricespic.twitter.com/6OkS0SFVgvSindhian (@vishy_vishal) December 5, 2019
Today, Indian onion is stronger than American dollar #OnionPricespic.twitter.com/MEFoH8LLI6#OnionPrices(@DESHKABATUPADH2) December 5, 2019
#OnionPricesHetal Oza (@hetal007_oza) December 5, 2019
Onion sellers right now- pic.twitter.com/xsIkm0CnKS
A person after getting a rack of onions on road #OnionPricespic.twitter.com/mVzVLIMOAWChote Miyan (@ChoteMiyan15) December 5, 2019
Told you so moment from three idiots.#OnionPricespic.twitter.com/5tdEvaLmXYCHEEKU (@Okay_Bye___) December 5, 2019
Hamare kitchen se pyaz:#OnionPricespic.twitter.com/mV0t3imKLWCHEEKU (@Okay_Bye___) December 5, 2019
What do you think about these memes?