New Delhi. Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma, who had earlier claimed that he was very happy with rising prices, has blamed his school teacher who allegedly taught him “Price High, Fun Rise” that made him believe in benefits of inflation.
“It was my first day in high school and Munnu Sharma, the English teacher, gave us a topic for writing essay,” Beni Prasad Verma recalled how he fell in love with inflation, “The topic that he gave was – Price High, Fun Rise – and I noted that in my notebook.”
Beni said that he never actually wrote that essay, in fact, he never went to English classes again as he got busy with school level politics that had anti-English agitation movement as well. However, the essay topic, only thing written in his notebook, impressed him so much that he learnt it by heart.
“What else can it mean – Price High, Fun Rise – clearly it means that fun rises in our lives when prices are high, which means inflation is good, and that’s what I said,” the Union Minister told Faking news.
“If you think I’m wrong, go and ask that English teacher,” he challenged.
Beni Prasad Verma further claimed that he had even asked Rahul Gandhi about what could be the meaning of phrase “price high, fun rise”. He says that even Rahul Gandhi agreed that it meant that inflation was funny.
When Faking News asked why didn’t he ask Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, who is also an economist, over the possible interpretation of the phrase on price-rise, Beni Prasad Verma said, “Mujhe parwaah hai sirf Rahul aur Sonia ki, iske alawaa kisi ki nahi (I only care about Rahul and Sonia, no one else).”
Confused with Beni Prasad Verma’s statements, Faking News decided to investigate further. We could find out Verma’s English teacher Munnu Sharma, who denied that he taught any such thing.
“Wait a minute. I had this habit of making everything very clear, so I might have said ‘Price Hyphen Rise’ so that students write it as ‘price-rise’ in their notebooks,” Munnu said, “Yes, that explains it. Young Beni didn’t know what ‘Hyphen’ meant and noted it down as ‘High Fun’!”
“Poor Beni! He is still stuck in the school days,” Munnu concluded.