The alleged incident took place when Patil, who is also the Guardian Minister of Pune and Kolhapur, was addressing a group in Shirol. Kolhapur and Sangli in western Maharashtra are the worst flood-hit districts.
Weather Forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: More than 1.65 lakh people were displaced from their homes in Kerala, where the death toll mounted to 57. In Karnataka, 26 people lost their lives in rain-related accidents.
Sachin Sawant, general secretary and spokesperson of Congress, said the affected people would not get the financial assistance on time as the flood situation is serious and the banks have holidays for a few days.
Weather forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted that heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur in Kerala, Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Rajasthan in the next 24 hours.
The video was shot in Kolhapur on Thursday. After he came under fire today, the Minister tried to make amends as a video of him trying to rescue people from deep waters in Sangli district has been uploaded on the social media.