- Amruta Fadnavis was cautioned for dangerously taking selfie on ship
- Wife of Maharashtra Chief Minister allegedly ignored police warnings
- People on Twitter said, how come no one objected, including ministers
Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, faced a barrage of criticisms on Twitter, after a video of her clicking a selfie dangerously, on board India's first cruise liner Angriya, went viral on social media on Sunday.
Ms Fadnavis allegedly ignored police warnings and crossed the danger zone on the deck.
Ms Fadnavis was on board the luxury liner along with her husband during its inauguration on October 20. Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari was also at the event.
#WATCH: Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, being cautioned by security personnel onboard India's first domestic cruise Angria. She had crossed the safety range of the cruise ship. pic.twitter.com/YYc47gLkHd— ANI (@ANI) October 21, 2018
In the video, Ms Fadnavis can be seen trying to click a selfie against the backdrop of the sea, as security men ask her to step away. Soon after the video made headlines, Ms Fadnavis was criticised on social media for throwing warnings to the wind. People pointed out how can the Chief Minister's wife overlook safety, when youngsters are told not to take selfies risking their lives.
This is more about personal safety more than breaking rules/display of power!— DeepJyoti (@Shishyoham) October 21, 2018
Leaders set example for common man!
& this is such a bad example to set!
Ma'am you are first lady of Maharashtra, it's high time you act like one. Show some responsibility at least in public.— सर्वेश बिष्ट (@SarveshBisht) October 21, 2018
And no one objected ??— Darshan M (@darshanik1) October 21, 2018
The CM, The Highway and waterways Minister, the security incharge...
As per a 2017 report by researchers of Carnegie Mellon University and Indraprastha Institute of Information, Delhi, India recorded the highest number of selfie-related deaths. The Mumbai police have designated as many as 15 sites, where taking selfies are banned because of the risk factor.