It’s no secret that Maharashtra is reeling under one of the worst droughts in recent times. The situation is so dire that the central government had to transport water train to areas affected by severe water shortage.
The High Court had to intervene to move IPL matches out of the state in a bid to stop the wastage of water. Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal extended his support by offering to send 10 lakh litres of water to Latur, one of the worst hit areas in Maharashtra.
In a glaringly display of utter insensitivity, nearly 10,000 litres of water was used for the helipad of Maharashtra minister Eknath Khadse, who arrived in Latur to review the drought situation.
According to PTI, when asked, Khadse expressed his ignorance saying he wasn’t aware of the development.
The opposition NCP has termed the ‘wastage’ as arrogance of power by the BJP-led government in the state.
NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik told PTI the incident shows the government is “non-serious” on drought and has become “arrogant” due to power.
“The minister could have landed at Latur where there is a proper airport and then driven to the village in a few minutes. But Khadse wanted to insult people in the drought-affected area who are struggling for a single drop of water,” he said.