Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan faced sharp criticism from tweeps after he claimed that Madhya Pradesh had better roads than the United States. “When I got down at Washington Airport and travelled on roads, I felt roads in Madhya Pradesh are better than those in the US,” he said while addressing a US-India strategic partnership meeting in Washington. He further claimed, “Today, we have constructed around 1.75 lakh kilometre roads in the state and all the villages have been well-connected with roads.”
Twiterrati, however, wasn’t impressed by these tall claims. It pulled out some old pictures of roads in Madhya Pradesh that Chouhan wouldn’t want the road authorities in the US to see. One of the pictures trolls shared and re-shared with their witty comments was a viral photo from 2016 in which security men are seen carrying Chouhan during his visit to flood-hit areas of Madhya Pradesh.
And then there were these creative ones.
— Niraj Bhatia (@bhatia_niraj23) October 25, 2017
Music composer and former AAP member Vishal Dadlani had this to say:
Hey, people frm MP! Do you agree? Please do share pictures of these “better than USA” roads? Maharashtra needs your guidance, badly! https://t.co/XWHk1GNB4n
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) October 25, 2017
And then were some downright mean tweeps. Take a look.
— Siddharth Mehta (@sidmehta_6993) October 24, 2017
Shivraj ji Singh ji Chauhan ji has a world class assessment methodology to make this statement.
True Shivaraj Singh is right
In minutes you will reach to heaven
— Ravi Hanamshet (@HanamshetRavi) October 25, 2017
Chouhan is in Washington DC on a six-day visit to the US with the aim of attracting foreign investment in his home state of Madhya Pradesh.