A BJP lawmaker claimed in Parliament Thursday that those saying there was a slump in the auto sector were trying to “defame the country” as the traffic jams seen on Indian roads suggest otherwise. As the comment made the rounds of social media, many people responded to the comment with jokes.
Virendra Singh Mast, a BJP MP from Ballia in Uttar Pradesh, was speaking in the Lok Sabha when he said, “To defame the nation and the government, people are saying that the automobile sector has slowed down. If there is a decline in automobile sales, why do roads have traffic jams?”
On social media, most people were baffled by the statement and many questioned it. Many recalled the Finance Minister’s statement in which she had blamed millennials for the slowdown in auto sales, causing #BoycottMillennials to trend.
Here are some of the reactions to the statement:
Great India laughter challenge https://t.co/FRQVXrcpvv
— shikarpur_se_hoon (@suchit_sid) December 6, 2019
Before you have a laugh at this…do have a look as your finger that voted for such gems to Parliament.🖕
Your finger will lead to comedians & satirists like us… without anything to do¡
How can we ever measure up!🤦♂️ https://t.co/zovWPvbg7Q
— Akash Banerjee (@TheDeshBhakt) December 5, 2019
Jai Ho.We should file IPR in International 🌎 Court otherwise some other Country may steal this idea. https://t.co/61155h5fDS
— सुनिल कुमार #NOTA4Life (@ex_logical) December 5, 2019
If majority of the population is hungry then why are there long queues at public toilets?
— Che of fekoSLOVENIA ☭ (@Che_guevara_in) December 5, 2019
very depressed and sad to see the planned attack on careers of comedians in India. https://t.co/5sskg633co
— ashish sinha (@cnha) December 5, 2019
To defame the nation and government people are saying that farmers suffered losses. If farmers were suffering losses why are people still putting Kissan Jam on their bread?
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) December 5, 2019
Dekh puri Road khali hai means Automobile sector hi khtm ho gya hai 😭 pic.twitter.com/duTqCZehRQ
— Nikolas Tesla 2.0 (@Dr_Teslaa) December 5, 2019
— BuRny (@ZaidbuRny1) December 5, 2019
— Ayaan | अयान | ਅਯਾਨ | ایان 🇮🇳 (@ShaafiAyaan) December 5, 2019
Mind = Blown pic.twitter.com/HeAOYHQgB6
— Prithvi (@The_BeardMan_) December 5, 2019
— jhanpoo झाँपू (@jhanpoo2) December 5, 2019
— Darshan Pathak (@darshanpathak) December 5, 2019
The MP made the remarks while participating in a debate on agriculture in the Lok Sabha. On the issue of onion prices, the lawmaker said he was willing to provide Opposition lawmakers a truck full of onions at Rs 25 per kg.