The Indian democracy is of the people, by the people, for the people. Here, the government is always answerable to the public for its actions.
During one such session, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman took on the opposition in a fiery speech in the Parliament when questioned about the economic status of the nation. She said there was a slowdown in economic growth but there is no recession in the country, reports Times of India.
However, her speech failed to impress her fellow MPs, some of whom were seen dozing off behind her back. As reported by India Today, Union minister for skill development, Mahendra Nath Pandey was seen sleeping peacefully till someone came from the behind and woke him up.
Delhi: Opposition MPs walk out of Rajya Sabha during Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's reply on economic situation of the country. pic.twitter.com/5Jm9koh5g5
— ANI (@ANI) November 27, 2019
Soon after, images of the ministers dozing off spread across social media, making way for a barrage of memes:
Madam ji @nsitharaman your fellow parliamentarian is actually sleeping .. that is how awesome your speech was .. ‘ growth down but no recession ‘ 😂😂😂 #NirmalaSitharaman #economy https://t.co/qVzZTQH960
— Abhilash (@knowabhilash) November 27, 2019
Growth is sleeping . pic.twitter.com/W8TZnRn93F
— kumar animesh (@kumaranimeshadd) November 28, 2019
Who is this guy #sleeping while our #finance minister @nsitharaman is trying so hard to explain away the wrong definition of twin balance sheet to the country from @rajyasabhatv #IndiaEconomy @PMOIndia #Pastmybedtime pic.twitter.com/atGE34F5OQ
— Rajdeep (@RajdeepB) November 27, 2019
@nsitharaman madam you are speaking on fire 🔥on economic situation, wer as your colleague in back feels lori and sleeping. It feels real disgusting watching them behind on @rajyasabhatv
Good to see @ianuragthakur ji noticed and waked him up finally 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/Co1RT0PaR0
— Samuel Eslawath (@iamSamuel4U) November 27, 2019
State of our economy caught on camera!
— Rofl Republic 🍋🌶 (@i_theindian) November 27, 2019
Not only economy she even made ministers fall asleep😴 pic.twitter.com/mQWbnZEemU
— Nенr_wно ™ (@Nehr_who) November 27, 2019
Opposition MPs walk out of Rajya Sabha and her party MPs who are inside are sleeping.
Any idea what the speaker is doing?
— V Gopalan (@TheGopalan) November 27, 2019
What a mockery… If you don't want answers why ask questions?
— Akhil Raj (@AkhilRaj56) November 27, 2019
Big bills should be passed during such times😂
— Sajan G Ail (@Sajansga) November 27, 2019
I think she was Lullabying.
Everyone is sleeping And opposition MP’s wanted to play hide and seek.
— שיח 'נג'ם Sheikh Najm (@sheikh_najm) November 27, 2019
Previously, Sitharaman met with sarcasm for her comments on the auto crisis in the country and now this. Will third time be a charm for the FM, what do you think?