New Delhi: Nirmala Sitharaman, the finance minister, made a slip of the tongue on Wednesday while discussing the GST’s application to horse racing. The minister may be heard saying “horse-trading” instead of “horse racing” in a social media video before rapidly correcting herself.
Opposition parties have responded to the video, and various leaders have commented on the minister’s gaffe on Twitter.
In a jab at the BJP minister, Pawan Khera, the chairman of the Congress’ media and publicity department, said, “I knew Nirmala Sitharaman ji had the ability to think out of the (ballot) box.”
— Pawan Khera 🇮🇳 (@Pawankhera) June 30, 2022
The Congress’s Secretary, Vineet Punia, also tweeted the video and said, “We welcome Nirmala Sitharaman ji’s proposal to impose GST on horse-trading.”
The Indian Youth Congress’s national president, Srinivas BV, also commented on the video.