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.
@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— Samuel Eslawath (@iamSamuel4U) November 27, 2019
Good to see @ianuragthakur ji noticed and waked him up finally 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/Co1RT0PaR0
The videos of the ministers dozing off have now gone 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."
"Not only economy, she even made ministers fall asleep", another added.
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."
Interesting debate on the economy in Parliament today. pic.twitter.com/gyRnxXnkrR— Manu Pubby (@manupubby) November 27, 2019
Another post read, "Are those two MPs sleeping in @nsitharaman's background during the discussion on economic situation of the country?."