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Twitter likens Sitharaman's 'I don't eat onions' remark to Mary Antoinettes let them eat cake


New Delhi, Dec 05: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's statement that the onion price issue did not affect her as she comes from a family that does not consume as much onions or garlic has incurred the wrath of netizens.

Nirmala Sitharaman

"I don't eat a lot of onions and garlic, so don't worry. I come from a family that doesn't have much to do with onions," said Sitharaman in response to a question posed by NCP MP Supriya Sule in Lok Sabha.

Taking jibe on the Finance Minister's remark a stream of satirical responses has flooded social media and #SayItLikeNirmalaTai was on trend today.

Prices of onion in many places have crossed Rs 100 per kg because of less production.

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