While Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was denying that the Indian economy is going through a slowdown, her BJP colleagues sitting behind her slowly started dozing off in Parliament.
Mediapersons covering the Parliament session spotted Members of Parliament and Ministers sleeping during the debate on the economic slowdown in the Rajya Sabha.
In a video that has gone viral, a MP is seen dozing off while the Finance Minister was speaking. As she proceeded with her reply, another MP was also spotted sleeping. Thereafter, the Minister of State for Finance, Anurag Thakur, was spotted trying to wake them up from their slumber.
The videos of the ministers dozing off went viral on social media and made way for a barrage of memes and jokes.
One user quoted, "Her speech failed to attract the attention of the fellow MPs and ministers of the Union government as some of whom were seen dozing off behind her back."
A twitterati remarked, "People are literally sleeping in the session! Desh ka future decide karne wale so rahe hain".
A Twitter post read, "toppers walked out while back benchers are sleeping right in the class."
BJP MPs are sleeping behind 😂😂...— Mohammad GHOUSE (@Mohammad1701770) November 27, 2019
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