The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh was left red-faced when one of the state ministers failed to read out her speech on the occasion of Republic Day on Saturday. CM Kamal Nath's cabinet colleague Imarti Devi asked the Gwalior Collector to help her out after fumbling to read out the written text.
"Collector sahab padhengey (Collector will read it for you)," Imarti Devi said after she struggled to read our the written speech.
Later when reporters present at the spot asked the minister about the incident, she claimed that she has been unwell since past few 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," Imarti Devi said.
— ANI (@ANI) January 26, 2019
Madhya Pradesh Minister Imarti Devi: I was sick for the past two days, you can ask the doctor. But it is okay. the collector read it (the speech) properly. pic.twitter.com/JDQGI9WDuR— ANI (@ANI) January 26, 2019
Imarti Devi had won Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh from Gwalior's Dabra constituency and was given a Cabinet seat by Chief Minister Kamal Nath.