No need to eat less, Pranab counters Lalu

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee could not help taking a dig at his former cabinet colleague Lalu Prasad over a comment on drought. The latter had said one way to counter drought would be to eat and drink less, even skipping one meal a day.

During a meeting with industrialists, Mukherjee gave his usual update on drought and said India had enough stock for over a year to counter its ill effects. But his subsequent comment, with that little smirk, is what left the audience in splits.

“Let me assure all of you there is certainly no need to eat less or drink less as someone has suggested,” he said, with a clear allusion to Lalu.