London, July 14 (ANI): Elena Udrea, Romanian tourism minister, has been slammed for gifting high-heeled shoes to female flood victims of Saucesti.
Udrea turned up with boxes of black high heels shoes, saying that the gifts would cheer up women who had lost everything. She also brought chocolate for the children.
However, on her blog she defended herself, saying that the shoes were part of 20 tonnes of aid she had taken to the flood-stricken town of Saucesti.
"Women in Saucesti, especially the young ones, appreciate the chance to be elegant and to not have to wear Wellington boots any more," the Telegraph quoted her as saying.
"I would like to see her try walking over a mud filled road in high heeled shoes," one local added. (ANI)