Bizarre: Nirmala Sitharaman Blames Uber-Ola for Auto Crisis, Twitter Jibes

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said the slowdown in the automobile sector was because of many factors like the change in the mindset of millennials who prefer taxi aggregators such as Ola and Uber instead of committing themselves to monthly instalments to own a car.

The minister said the sector had also been affected by factors including movement towards BS-VI norms and registration-related matters.

She said some studies had revealed that there was a change in the mindset of the millennials not to commit any EMIs (equated monthly instalments) towards buying an automobile and, instead, opting for Ola, Uber or Metro services.

“So, a whole lot of factors are influencing the automobile sector. We are all seized of the problem. We will try to solve it,” she said.

The Bharat Stage VI (or BS-VI) emission norms will come into force from April 1, 2020, across the country. The government had clarified that BS-IV vehicles purchased up to March 2020 would remain operational for the entire period of registration.

Sitharaman’s comments drew derision from the Congress and the Twitteratti. “So, the decline in bus and truck sales is also because millennials have stopped buying them as much as they used to?”Congress asked.

The Twitterati also jibed at Finance Minister’s statement.

“Yes.. the truck and bus drivers are all taking Ola and Uber instead of driving trucks…that’s why no trucks and buses are selling .. sad ..” a Twitter user PKR jibed.

Sensex is falling cos Millennials are spending more time online and having less sex.#SayItLikeNirmalaTai

Divorce rate is high in india bcz people are marrying. #SayItLikeNirmalaTai

Restaurant sales are down because we have fed the country so much bullshit.

If the economy is growing faster then Uber and Ola will buy more cars ! Blaming #BoycottMillennials is Whatsapp university level education. #EconomicCrisis May turn into recession because of Modi & #NirmalaSitaraman ‘s ZERO knowledge.
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