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Pankaja Munde tweets ‘will skip summit’, Fadnavis says ‘must attend’

Soon After News Of Her Being Relieved From The Water Conservation Portfolio Became Public, Munde Tweeted She Was To Reach Singapore To Attend A Global Water Leaders Summit On Monday But Won’t Do So As She Was No Longer The Minister Of That Department.

PTI | Updated on: 10 Jul 2016, 05:04:59 PM

Mumbai:

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadvanis was locked in a Twitter spat with senior minister Pankaja Munde on Sunday morning.

Soon after news of her being relieved from the water conservation portfolio became public, Munde tweeted she was to reach Singapore to attend a global water leaders summit on Monday but won’t do so as she was no longer the minister of that department.

Fadnavis, who is out of the country on an official tour, responded by saying that she must attend the event.

“As a senior minister, you (Munde) would be representing the government of Maharashtra,” Fadnavis tweeted.

Earlier, as the water conservation minister, Munde had courted controversy in April by posting a selfie online.

She had later said that she posted selfies on her tour of parched Latur on the weekend in appreciation of the work done there by the local administration for drought relief. Congress had then accused Munde of gross insensitivity.

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First Published : 10 Jul 2016, 04:53:00 PM

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