Chouhan while addressing the forum said that “Madhya Pradesh roads are better than United States’ roads”.
The statement was followed by tons of reactions and trolls.
— james™ (जुमलेबाज) (@deniel_007) October 24, 2017
While delivering a speech Chouhan said, “I have been a Chief Minister of MP for over 12 years and I realized that in order to develop a state, one has to focus on its infrastructure. Therefore, I laid my focus on roads and built amazing roads for MP”.
CM further added, “On landing in Washington, I realized that MP roads are better than Washington roads”.
Within hours of CM’s statement, social media was flooded with reactions and trolls.
Approach road to airport at Jabalpur 😍😍 #MPRoads pic.twitter.com/rjf7dT3O1V
— manoj ☕️ (@ManojG7) October 24, 2017
Twitteratis shared pictures of water-logged flood affected MP roads and smooth and clean US’ roads, and gave them sarcastic captions.
Which is why he thought MP roads are better. pic.twitter.com/rl9oCS3bix
— Hasiba (@HasibaAmin) October 24, 2017
Some also shared pictures of policemen carrying CM Chouhan when he had gone to take a stock of situation during floods in MP. The picture had attracted a lot of flak even earlier.
A hashtag, #HastagMPRoads started trending on social media, where people shared their views on CM’s statement.
Some facts about MP roads:
- As per NCRB data, 112 road accidents take place in MP everyday
- Atleast 27 people die due to road accidents in MP everyday
- MP stands at 4th position when it comes to road accidents in the country