The comment left netizens giggling and posts pointing out the quote flooded Twitter. For those who are unaware, Beguni is a kind of fritter made from brinjals or eggplant and is a common snack in Bangladesh and West Bengal. Many were confused as to how one should make Beguni with a completely different vegetable.

"The Bengali version of a French queen takes the cake," commented a Twitter user. "A totally absurd dish," wrote another.

In her closing remarks, Hasina mentioned that due to high demand, the price of brinjal suddenly sky-rocketed to 110 Taka per kg. She also highlighted the impact of a hike in global prices on the domestic market amid the coronavirus pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war.