Raipur, Nov 21: Chief Minister Raman Singh on Friday drew severe flak from the Congress over taking selfie with Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan during a programme here.
The main opposition Congress accused the Chief Minister of being insensitive towards the incidents of farmers' suicide in the state and engaged in taking pictures with a Bollywood star.
Ms Kareena, who is the UNICEF India celebrity advocate, was a special guest in a programme based on child rights at the state capital Raipur jointly organised by Unicef and state's School Education and Women and Child Development Departments.
CM Singh who was the chief guest in the programme was caught on camera taking selfie with Ms Kareena while sitting on the stage.
"More than a dozen farmers, distressed with drought situation (in the current Kharif crop season), have so far committed suicide in the state. Instead of expressing concern for them, CM was busy in taking selfie with a film star," state Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel said.
He further questioned CM, what he wanted to prove by taking selfie with Ms Kareena Kapoor.
Meanwhile, a senior administrative official pointed out that the CM usually clicks pictures with children and guests during his programmes and today also he did the same.
As many as 31 meritorious girl students and 5 teachers from 36 schools were felicitated with "Chhattisgarh Ratna" in the programme.