A photo of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has gone viral today. In the photo, clicked during his visit to flood affected parts, he was seen being lifted by his security men to cross a water-logged area.
According to sources, the chief minister was carried by cops as the collector and the local police chief did not want him to get hurt or bitten by snakes.
Chouhan travelled by train to arrive in Satna at 10 p.m. on Saturday and met the flood-hit families.
He interacted with people who have taken shelter at a Satna post-graduate college and ascertained their needs.
Chouhan then went to Maihar town where a building of the Madhya Pradesh Housing Board had collapsed on Saturday, trapping many people in the rubble.
There has been no official confirmation on the loss of lives, if any, on account of the building collapse, but some reports said two persons died.
He also met the kin of Babloo Martin, a sportsman who reportedly lost his life while trying to save a four-year-old boy, and announced providing the bereaved families with an aid of Rs 5 lakh.
(Inputs from agency)