Harmanpreet Kaur’s match winning 171 in Women’s World cup may have got her accolades from all Indian’s. However, tomatoes are not happy and have even protested that they been discriminated against even though they managed to cross the century mark before Harmanpreet Kaur.
The market price of tomatoes which touched 120 Rs/kg did not receive as much coverage as the cricketing feat, which led to the resentment among veggies across the country.
Around 1000 tomatoes were gathered at Jantar Mantar to protest against the discrimination. After seeing so many tomatoes assembled in one place some elite Delhi-ites thought it was some Indian version of Tomatina festival and they started pelting tomatoes at each other. But cops quickly intervened and the matter was brought under control.
“Many residents complained that no sooner the announcement of this protest was made, tomatoes from their house went missing. “I had purchased half kg of tomatoes last week and immediately kept them in the safe and the jwellery in the refrigerator. But when I checked them today morning, they were missing. I thought the maid servant stole it. But CCTV footage showed otherwise. I think they all went to join the protest,” said Pinky Punjabi, a house wife.
Govt. is doing all its best to reign in the prices but experts say that it will take some time before tomatoes become affordable again.