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| The News Minute | March 17, 2015 | 3:31 p.m. IST | On Monday, the Chief of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, interacted with students of Lady Shri Ram College in a session moderated by NDTV’s Prannoy Roy.  A report by the channel mentions the highlights of her interaction with the students and quotes her saying that she expects “Indian economy to grow by 7.5 per cent in the 2015/16 fiscal year”. Twitter though picked up on a video of a female student of political science at the college who asked the IMF chief if the growth rate would be reserved for “Hindu males”. She cited “increasing trends of communalism and patriarchy” since the government came into power. The IMF chief responded by saying that “There should be no exclusion and no reservation or capture of the output by a particular group of people - be they of one particular gender, one particular race or one particular religion. Inclusiveness for good growth means everybody”, she added. Read- 'Neither anti-Indian nor a party worker', student in NDTV show with Lagarde retorts The social networking site has since made #NDTVGirlAsks as one of the top trending topics in the country with a lot of users critical of the student: The horror that #NDTVGirlAsks girl is a Political Science student. I guess she dropped the Science part somewhere. — Khuni Gudda (@KhuniGudda) March 17, 2015 That #NDTVGirlAsks should be awarded with #AdarshLiberal of the year award! — Vishal Lakkabathini (@lvishh) March 17, 2015 Just got flat 50% off on lunch as i am Hindu male. #NDTVGirlAsks — hawashmi (Mr. X) (@hawashmi) March 17, 2015 This #NDTVGirlAsks should be officially branded as National Embarrassment. This is exactly the kind of Feminism prevalent on Twitter & TV. — Adarsh Chopda Saab (@Keisar_) March 17, 2015 #NDTVGirlAsks : Do you know only hindu males are scoring runs for India in this world cup.. Christine Lagarde: pic.twitter.com/oDocECN30a — Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) March 17, 2015 Patriarchy entering into economy. ROFL! This #NDTVGirlAsks stuff is hilarious. Political science student and Prannoy roy was clapping along — Suresh En (@surnell) March 17, 2015 Some barbs were also reserved for NDTV’s Prannoy Roy who seemed interested in offering her a follow up question: the way Pronnoy claps at #NDTVGirlAsks Qn intended 2 humiliate India in front of foreigner-shows Roy hates Namo more thn he loves nation — someone somewhere (@ls2008) March 17, 2015 Whats even more shocking is that Prannoy Roy,the founder and chairperson of NDTV is clapping on his question. #NDTVGirlAsks — Rohit (@guptarohit93) March 17, 2015 Tweet Follow @thenewsminute
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