During the debate on rising onion prices in the Lok Sabha, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that onions are not a part of her family's diet. While replying to a question by Supriya Sule, her remark drew laughter from her colleagues in the Lower House.
"I don't eat a lot of onions and garlic, so don't worry. I come from a family that doesn't care much about onions and garlic," she said
But senior Congress leader P Chidambaram was not so forgiving. "Does she eat avocado?" remarked the leader when who arrived in Parliament after spending 106 days in Tihar jail.
"I was not sarcastic, I was quoting her. They should have planned in advance, what is the point of importing (onion) now, when will they arrive. But if the finance minister says I don't eat onions, that shows the mindset of this government".