On Republic Day, a minister in the Congress government of Madhya Pradesh could not read out written message and handed it over Collector to finish reading the message.
The Minister Imarti Devi hoisted the tricolour and then did attempt to read a few lines.
In a video which has gone viral, Imarti Devi can be heard saying, “Ab collector saab padhenge (now the collector will read). The collector, Bharat Yadav came to her rescue and continued reading the rest of the speech.
I was sick for the past two days, you can ask the doctor. But it is okay. the collector can read it (the speech) properly,” the woman and child development minister told reporters.
Not a new face in the state Congress, Imarti Devi was elected twice to the Assembly, in 2008 and 2013.
This is her third term in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly. She has also held several posts in the youth Congress committee in Gwalior.