Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday re-emphasized that the roads in his state were actually better than that of Washington DC.
“I had gone (to United States) for branding of Madhya Pradesh and discussed good roads of the state there, I would like to re-emphasize that some of the roads in Madhya Pradesh are actually very good. Not just me, studies say that 92 percent roads of Washington DC are not in good condition,” the Chief Minister told media here.
Chouhan, who was earlier trolled for citing Madhya Pradesh’s roads better than that of Washington DC, blamed the Congress party for politicising the issue.
“It is sad that the Congress politicised even this. They sent pictures of bad roads to President demanding action against me,” he added.
He further said that the state government would definitely work to improve the bad roads.
Few days back, Chouhan who was on a six-day visit to the US, got roasted for claiming that roads in Madhya Pradesh are better than United States.
While addressing the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum meeting, Chouhan said, “When I got down at the Washington Airport and travelled on roads, I felt the roads in Madhya Pradesh are better than the United States.”
Many people ridiculed the Chief Minister’s statement by posting pictures of pot-holed roads of the state on social media.
The Congress party even declared a reward of Rs. 5,100 to anyone who will show a single road across MP that is built on US standards.
Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia took to Twitter to criticize Chouhan and said: “Someone please help him open his eyes. Mr Chouhan please open your eyes and see the reality.” (ANI)