In a bid to rub it in, the wife of Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday filled up an application for a bank loan - to buy onions!
Sadhna Singh is also vice president of the women's cell of the state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who took part in a street protest against the soaring prices of onions.
At the protest, she filled up a form to apply for a bank loan so as to buy onions, which are, in some retail markets of India, still priced as high as Rs 60-70 a kg.
The protesters marched to the State Bank of India's T T Nagar branch.
Asked how the price rise had affected her, Sadhna Singh replied: "Even my home budget has got disturbed as prices of every vegetable has gone up."