Shiv Sena criticised Maharashtra’s rural development and water conservation minister Pankaja Munde for taking selfies next to canals during her visit to drought-hit Latur district on Sunday, saying the ministers should watch their actions.
“Maharashtra is facing severe drought in the state. Women and even kids are going far away for getting water. Even the Shiv Sena is also doing lot of work in those drought-hit areas. And in such a serious situation, the ministers are clicking selfies,” Shiv Sena leader Manisha Kayande told ANI on Monday.
“It is unfortunate that a minister went and clicked selfies in drought hit Latur. I think they should watch their actions before doing such things. I think that Pankaja Munde should have avoided this,” she added.
Selfie with trench of said barrage Manjara .. one relief to latur .. pic.twitter.com/r49aEVxSSk— PankajaGopinathMunde (@Pankajamunde) April 17, 2016
During her visit to the drought-hit area of Latur on Sunday, Munde took stock of the canal and barrage construction work and also “reviewed the pipeline work at Latur to take water from rail wagons for distribution ahead to Latur citizens”, according to one of her tweet. She also posted few selfies at the area where the work of canals was under progress.
Some of Munde’s selfies with the farmers under distress have gone viral on the social media for which she is also criticised and trolled by other users.