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CM Shivraj Chouhan carried by cops in flood-hit Madhya Pradesh, image goes viral

India TV News Desk Bhopal 22 Aug 2016, 13:46:38 PM IST
India TV News Desk

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh was on Sunday caught on camera, being carried by two policemen during his visit to the flood-hit areas of Panna district in the state,

The image went viral on social media sites with many questioning the need to carry the minister in only the ankle-deep water.

The chief minister had gone there to take stock of the flood situation but instead himself became a laughing stock because of the image as Twitterati made fun of him.

There was another pic in which Chouhan was seen walking barefoot through mud while his aide is seen carrying his white

According to reports, Chouhan was carried as there was water in the nullah and the collector and the local police chief decided that they could not risk the chief getting hurt or being bitten by snakes.

The Chief Minister has so far visited flood affected Rewa, Satna and Panna districts. The floods in the BJP-ruled state have already claimed 17 lives.  Altogether, 4,500 people have been rescued but heavy rainfall is expected tomorrow.

The CM's invoked  various reactions from Twitteratis, here are a few of them.