Pune, Apr 8 (ANI): Union Minister Sharad Pawar has apologised for his nephew Ajit Pawar's insensitive remarks about Maharashtra's water problems, as the state battles a severe drought.
On Twitter today, Pawar wrote: "I duly apologise on the behalf of Deputy CM of Maharashtra for the unwanted comment that he had made."
Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rebuked Pawar for adding insult to injury of the 'hapless' people of Maharashtra.
"Ajit Pawar is the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra and his utterly irresponsible statements are nothing but an insult to the hapless people of Maharashtra," said BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar.
"He is asking if there is no water in dams, what they should do, should they urinate. This is absolute insult and unacceptable, most undignified words ever been uttered by anybody," he added.
At a rally here on Sunday, Ajit ridiculed a farmer who has been on a hunger strike for nearly two months.
"There is this person from Solapur, sitting on hunger strike for 55 days demanding water be released from the dam. But where are we going to get water from? Should we urinate? And when we don't have water to drink, it's hard to pass urine as well." (ANI)