Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is a simple man. While visiting the flood-hit districts of his state, all he wanted to do was to meet people and understand their pain.
On one such day in Amanganj Tehsil in Panna, the CM attempted a live demo of how rescue operations in such situations work. Naturally, Chouhan then asked his aides to carry him. Naturally.
Also, what else is a man to do if he wears expensive white shoes to a flood-hit area? Get them wet and damage them forever?
As expected, the photo has gone viral. Another photo that has grabbed the attention of social media users is one where Chouhan can be seen walking barefoot, while one of his aide's carries his shoes.
The official word on the incident says that the CM was only carried over the ankle-deep waterbecause the police and the area collector didn't trust the local pebbles and snakes to leave the CM unhurt.
Twitter's still choking over the incident obviously.
Volunteers carrying a clay-made idol of Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan for visarjan pic.twitter.com/y1jj9taFTo— Rohit (@N_two_O) August 21, 2016
Shivraj Singh Chauhan- Winner of Gold Medal in FLOOD OLYMPICS being carried by his coaches for Victory Lap!! pic.twitter.com/v6CPgsdRHc— Rosy (@rose_k01) August 21, 2016
#ShivrajSinghChouhan is now first flood affected CM he was rescued in 6 inches of water to save his shoes and clothes— omkar nath giri (@omkargiri) August 22, 2016