Ajit Pawar draws flak for trivialising drought

Updated: April 08, 2013 11:04 IST

Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra Ajit Pawar taunted acute scarcity of water in his state with crass humour during a public function at Pune on Sunday. Maharashtra, is reeling under the worst drought in more than four decades, after receiving least rainfall during the monsoon season June to September 2012. Referring to the ongoing hunger strike of a farmer in the state, Pawar trivialized the gravity of the situation.

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