Maharashtra minister Pankaja Munde faces flak over 'drought selfie'

Munde's selfies went viral on the social media with netizens accusing her of being insensitive to the plight of poor farmers. 

Updated: Apr 18, 2016, 10:33 AM IST
Maharashtra minister Pankaja Munde faces flak over 'drought selfie'

Mumbai: Maharashtra Minister for Water Conservation Pankaja Munde landed in trouble after she took selfies in drought-hit Latur district on Sunday.

Munde is the guardian minister of Latur and was there to review desilting work being carried out by the government.

At Sia village where desilting work is being carried out in completely dry Manjara river, Munde decided to click a selfie with the dry riverbed as the backdrop.

Munde's selfies went viral on the social media with netizens accusing her of being insensitive to the plight of poor farmers of the region.

However, she remains unfazed by the criticism and appeared keen to put out the correct picture on her tour of the drought hit region.