<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Shivraj Singh Chouhan, one of the few CMs who is known for being a down to earth leader, became the talk of town when pictures emerged of cops carrying him while he went to survey flood-hit areas in Madhya Pradesh. Maybe it was because he was wearing white, or that he had new shoes on, but it’s probably a bad idea to let other people carry you when you go do ‘surveys’ of flood-hit regions.The picture showed Chouhan being carried by two policemen in ankle-deep water. ANI reported that the incident took place in MP’s Panna district. This isn’t the first time something like this has happened, and even the media has ended up in the same plight like the time a news reporter thought the best way to do the story would be sit on top a person’s shoulder. Here’s how Twitter mocked Chouhan: On Sunday, Chauhan visited Rewa and Satna districts, where it’s believe around 100 villages were devastated by floods. The CM also met relatives of Babloo Martin, a sportsman who died while saving a four-year-old’s life. As many as 5,100 people have been evacuated from 87 villages. Around 9,050 houses have been damaged,’ he told the media.Talking about the states of Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh affected by floods, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Director General O.P. Singh said that the worst-hit districts in Madhya Pradesh are Pannah, Damoh, Vidisha, adding the situation in Rewa is slightly critical.Asserting that although River Ganga is flowing above the danger mark, Singh, however, said the water is gradually receding.‘From our own precautionary point of view, we are going to deploy those teams in areas like Vaishali, Bhajipur, Raghopur, Khageria, Munger’all these places may get flooded,’ he added.Singh said Banda, Jalaun, Varanasi, Ghaziabad, Ballia and Allahabad districts in Uttar Pradesh are slightly affected due to heavy rains in the catchment areas.‘We have deployed ten teams in Uttar Pradesh alone. These teams are located at various places like Mahoba, Ballia, Chitrakoot, Gorakhpur,’ he added.Singh told ANI in New Delhi that the NDRF is in close touch with the three state governments, adding that it would make efforts to not only to evacuate the people to safer locations, but would also ensure that minimum damage is done to the lives and properties.While in Bihar, the government has asked those living in low-lying areas to move to safer places as river Ganga is rising at a speed of two centimetres per hour.According to the Central Water Commission, River Ganga is flowing two metres above the danger mark at the Gandhi Ghat in Patna.Besides Ganga, Sone, Gandak and Saryu rivers are also flowing above danger mark. Flood waters have engulfed new areas in Patna, Baksar, Saran, Munger and Bhagalpur districts.In Uttar Pradesh, over a dozen districts are reeling under flood as main rivers including Ganga and Yamuna are flowing above the danger mark at different places.Heavy rain and flood in neighboring states have worsened the situation in eastern districts and Bundelkhand region. Ganga River is still flowing above the danger mark in Allahabad and Varanasi and Yamuna is also above the danger mark in Allahabad.Rising Ganga water entered in some more areas in the city and also made about 20 more villages as flood affected during last 24 hours.Allahabad district administration said that 135 villages of different areas are facing grim flood situation due to current spate in rivers.About 7,000 people have been shifted in different relief camps. In Banda, Ken River is on spate and flowing nearly five meter above the anger mark. Several areas are submerged under flood water in the district.

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Shivraj over troubled waters: When MP CM Chouhan gave ‘aerial survey’ of flood-hit zones a new meaning