The Hush Post| 16:26 pm |two-minute-read
In a huge embarrassment for Congress and its leader in Madhya Pradesh, one of its ministers Imarti Devi failed to read out her Republic Day speech in Gwalior. She then asked the district collector to read the speech for the audience on her behalf.
Imarti Devi fumbled while trying to read out her speech and decided to wriggle out of the situation.
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“Collector sahab padhenge (Collector will read it for you),” Imarti Devi said after struggling for a few moments to read out her written address.
She handed over the speech to district collector Bharat Yadav, who then read the speech.
When the minister was asked about the incident, she said, “I was sick for the past two days, you can ask the doctor. But it is okay, the collector read it (the speech) properly.”
Imarti Devi won the recent assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh from Dabra constituency of Gwalior. She was given cabinet berth by Chief Minister Kamal Nath.