Munde, who was there to review the desilting work set up by the Maharashtra government, clicked selfies and posted them on her Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Selfie with trench of said barrage Manjara .. one relief to latur .. pic.twitter.com/r49aEVxSSk— PankajaGopinathMunde (@Pankajamunde) April 17, 2016
2 selfie with bandhara pic.twitter.com/OKFeyT3OPS— PankajaGopinathMunde (@Pankajamunde) April 16, 2016
However netizens and several politicians criticised her including Shiv Sena that said 'it was not the right time to click selfies.' The BJP ally in the state said: "It is unfortunate that a minister went and clicked selfies in drought-hit Latur."
Several accused her of being insensitive to the plight of the people who are currently suffering from a drought situation in the region.
Congress too criticised Munde and said: "The BJP as a whole is a selfie and optics party. This is like making a mockery of the drought."
Munde is the guardian minister for Latur and Beed regions that are currently reeling under severe drought conditions. She cliked pictures with a parched riverbad in the backdrop and posted the same on social media.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Minister Eknath Khadse defended Munde's actions and said selfie is not a big thing.