FM's slip-of-tongue leaves Parliamentarians burst into laughter
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had the Parliament in stitches during her speech on the 2023-24 Union Budget. While discussing the vehicle replacement policy, she made a slip of the tongue and said "political" instead of "polluting". Quick to correct herself, she laughed and stated "replacing old polluting vehicles". The Parliamentarians burst into laughter, with Sansad TV capturing the amused reaction of Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India, Nitin Gadkari.
The FM jokingly added, "Replacing the old political... sorry, I know... replacing old polluting vehicles... maybe applicable, right?... is an important part of greening our economy."