Rajasthan Chief Minister has come in for scathing criticism from several quarters for posing with Biocon's Kiran Majumdar Shaw in a "lip lock" position at the India Economic Submit in New Delhi.
The photograph was carried by some of national as well as local dailies.
The Congress has raised strong objections over the chief minister's exchange of pleasantries with Shaw.
"It's a cultural shock to the people of the state," senior Congress leader Raghu Sharma said.
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"The chief minister has her own style. She may do whatever she wants in her personal life but she should not forget that she is the chief minister and should maintain the sanctity of her post," said Puja Mathur, a college student.
"Such ways of greeting are not prevalent even in foreign countries. This is not at all acceptable. Moreover, the chief minister is an icon for the state and people follow her. When she behaves in such a manner, then what message is she sending to the people?" asked entrepreneur P.K. Singh.
Meanwhile, state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Mahesh Sharma said it "is not good to raise such light issues.
"These are non-issues, which should not be emphasised," he said.