New Delhi :
After Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was mocked on social media for his viral picture in which he was being carried by people in his security profile during a visit to flood-hit Panna, he finally breaks his silence. Clearing the air on his photo, Chouhan said that he was caught unawares by the cops.
“In Panna, at one place, a group of villagers were sitting on the other side of a small bridge and I started walking towards them and before I could realise and react, the police constables picked me up and took me there,” the Chief Minister clarified.
Earlier PTI had quoted Principal Secretary SK Mishra as saying that considering CM Chouhan’s safety and to avoid any venomous bites from animal in the flood water it had to be done.
The 57-year-old chief minister could be seen walking barefoot through mud, an aide carrying his shoes which went viral on social media and were heavily criticised. The pictures gave rise to heated debate over ubiquitous VIP culture.