Maharashtra: Minister on flood survey caught smiling on camera in deluge-hit Sangli; Oppn fumes
Maharashtra Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan on Friday came under severe shelling from opposition parties after his “selfie video” in flood-hit Kolhapur went viral. The minister while travelling by a boat was seen cheerfully waving in a video being shot by people accompanying him.
The video was shot in Kolhapur on Thursday. After he came under fire today, the Minister tried to make amends through a video in which he is shown trying to rescue people from deep waters in Sangli district and was uploaded on social media.
Condemning the minister’s behaviour in Kolhapur on Thursday, NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said that at a time when people of Kolhapur and Sangli desperately need help, the minister was indulging in disaster tourism. “The Minister’s behaviour is highly condemnable…The Fadnavis government has not launched disaster management but was a big way into disaster tourism as is visible from his boat rides and selfies videos.”