Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani paid a cobbler Rs. 100 instead of Rs. 10, the amount he demanded for repairing her slippers.
According to reports, Irani’s slipper strap had snapped as she alighted from a flight to address a session at Isha Foundation. Around 16 Km from the airport, she found a cobbler near Perur in Coimbatore.
Irani sat on a stool while the cobbler repaired her slippers. When she refused to take the change, the cobbler put few additional stitches on the Union minister’s slipper.
“Change venda (change not needed),” Irani said to cobbler. Irani was travelling along with Tamil Nadu BJP general secretary Vanathi Srinivasan.
The incident has gone viral on the social media. People are appreciating Irani’s gesture.