Last Updated: February 01, 2023, 21:57 IST
Whether it was only a slip of tongue or a tongue-in-cheek swipe at opposition events, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s point out of changing “old political” earlier than correcting it with “old polluting vehicles” triggered moments of mirth throughout throughout her funds speech in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
Speaking on the car substitute measures to curb air pollution, she mentioned, “Vehicle replacement is an important continuing policy. Replacing the old political…” Treasury benches had an excellent snort because the slip, deliberate or not, gave the impression to be aimed on the opposition Congress, India’s oldest political celebration which has been changed by the BJP because the nation’s strongest celebration.
Smiling, she rapidly adopted up with a sorry and continued. “Replacing old polluting vehicles may be applicable, right… Replacing old polluting vehicles is an important part of greening our economy. In furtherance of the vehicle scrapping policy mentioned in Budget 22-23, I have allocated adequate funds to scrap old vehicles of the central government.”
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