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Union Minister Smriti Irani was hassled by the Acting President of the All India Mahila Congress, Smt. Netta D’Souza, on a flight from Delhi to Guwahati.

D’Souza confronted the Minister about the country’s rising LPG and fuel prices, as she deplaned from the flight at the Guwahati airport.

The minister was questioned about the government’s inaction on rising LGP and petroleum prices.

When another passenger wished the Union Minister a “Happy Bihu,” the Mahila Congress president remarked, “What’s in a Bihu that’s devoid of stoves and gas because of the rising prices?”

On the Aerobridge, the Minister was confronted once again by Smt. Netta D’Souza, where Union Minister Smriti Irani attempted to justify the rising prices for the items in question.

The minister claimed that the government is providing free groceries, daily remittances, and gas to crores of marginalised people who are among the Covid-19’s worst victims. “All people are being vaccinated free of charge, and crores of people are receiving monthly assistance,” the minister argued, attempting to explain the government’s unprecedented increase in expenditure over the last year and a half.

The Union Minister accused Netta D’Souza of accosting her on a flight because she didn’t ask for her permission before filming.

Assam Cabinet Minister Pijush Hazarika has condemned the incident, saying it goes against Assamese tradition, which considers “guests” to be equal to “God.”

Hazarika wrote on Twitter, “We have a democratic platform to engage in debate, and aerobridge is not the place.”

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