New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday witnessed a fiery debate by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman where she claimed that the economic condition in the country is certainly down with the report of 5% GDP, but can’t be called recession yet. But a member of Parliament, unfortunately, missed the debate as he dozed off sitting just behind Sitharaman’s seat.

The member in question, in fact, holds a significant portfolio. Mahendra Nath Pandey is the skill development minister of India. However, his ‘skill’ of taking a quick nap when the House was on fire over economic slowdown has not impressed many. Minister of State (finance) Anurag Thakur was sitting just beside Sitharaman and had an eye on the surrounding. The moment he spotted a happily sleeping Pandey while Nirmala Sitharaman was speaking about four ‘R’s required to replenish the Indian economy, he woke him up.

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Meanwhile, if you are wondering about the four ‘R’s, they are Recognition, Recapitalization, Resolution and Reform.