The cobbler had asked Smriti Irani for Rs 10. Pic/Twitter
Coimbatore: Union minister Smriti Irani on Saturday paid Rs 100 to a cobbler here to get her slipper repaired and the latter, who had demanded only Rs 10 for the job, happily put in additional stitches on it with the incident going viral on the social media.
Irani’s slipper strap had snapped as she alighted from a flight to address a session at Isha Foundation here, BJP sources said.
She was looking for a cobbler and found one near Perur. She handed over the slipper to the cobbler and sat on a stool. The cobbler asked for Rs 10 for the stitching job, but Irani placed a Rs 100 currency note near his cash box and said, “Change venda (change not needed)”.