It was a day that Madhya Pradesh minister Imarti Devi wouldn’t forget as she failed to read her speech during the Republic Day celebration programme held at SAF ground in Gwalior. Finding it hard to continue with the written speech, she then asked the district collector Bharat Yadav to take over the scene to read it so much so that the audience would understand it very clearly.
Imarti Devi said, ‘Collector saheb padenge’ (translation- collector will read), said the minister of the ruling Congress party in the state after speaking a few words from her speech according to TOI. Imarti Devi had taken the oath of the minister’s post in CM Kamal Nath’s council of ministers on December 25, 2018.
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Officials believe she has to be extra careful while signing government documents as well as important projects. It should be noted that she also held many senior positions in the State Congress Party.
After the video spread like wildfire, Devi told ANI that she was under the weather for the past two days. “I was sick for the past two days, you can ask the doctor. But it is okay. the collector read it (the speech) properly,” Devi said.
(With inputs from agencies)