A photo of Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan being carried by policemen in a flood affected area has now gone viral.
The photo tweeted by ANI was reportedly taken on Sunday when the chief minister toured the area to conduct an inspection in his flood-hit state.
While two policemen waded through water carrying the ‘VIP’ chief minister, Chouhan simply refused to get himself dirty with flood waters.
The supposed ‘Operation Keep CM Dry’ was a huge success as Chouhan indeed managed to stay dry in his make-shift seat as he was taken to his destination.
Panna: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan visits flood affected areas in the state. pic.twitter.com/Q4HcBuEyOJ
— ANI (@ANI_news) August 21, 2016
Meanwhile, oblivious to the chief minister’s insensitivity, people in the state continued to die.
Fifteen deaths were reported in Madhya Pradesh since Friday evening as the Met department predicted more showers and sounded heavy downpour alert for some districts tomorrow.
Three Indian Air Force aircraft dropped food packets and medicines in flooded areas of Rewa district, collector Rahul Jain said.
Seven people, including a woman and four minors, were killed and three others injured when a house collapsed early today in Rahatgarh area of Sagar district.
Two people including an old woman were also killed and seven injured this noon when a newly-constructed building collapsed amid incessant rains at Maihar, Satna district.
A jeep carrying two persons was swept away in the swollen Betwa river as it tried to cross a bridge in Raisen district.
Three bodies were recovered from a nullah this afternoon in Chhattarpur district. The victims were in a car which was washed away off a bridge on the flooded nullah last evening.