Parle G, one of the most iconic biscuit brands of India has reported a slump down in its sales. The biscuit manufacturer says that it might have to lay off 10,000 employees if the trend continues. Recently, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was spotted making tea at a tea stall. Several economic experts have linked this incident with the low sales of Parle G biscuits.
In Indian households, Parle G biscuits have been age-old partners with tea. Being complementary goods, the sales of one directly affects the other. After Mamata Banerjee’s publicity stunt, the overall market value of tea has declined, with several tea stalls in Bengal going bankrupt overnight!
“Didi jabse chai banaya hai, logon ko lagra hai ki hum zeher bech raha hai. Koi chai peena hi hi nahi maangta ab!” said one tea vendor at Howrah Railway Station.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was a tea-seller at an early age, has inspired many with his success story. However, Mamata’s act of mimicking the Prime Minister in order to garner attention has brought her into a negative light, especially for Parle G fans.
“Chaiwaali kya bani ab apun ka favourite biscuit pe panuati laga daali na! ab apun kabhi bhi chai nahi pee paega na Parle G kha paega!” said Chotu Shaana, a cobbler at Mumbai Railway station.
While the liberals are blaming Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an economic slowdown, the economic experts have it clear that it is Maamata to blame. In another news, a team of youngsters from Delhi have approached the West Bengal Chief Minister to start appearing in TikTok videos so as to destroy their business as well.