Even as Singh apologised for the gaffe and said he should have checked it up before tweeting the image, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan ridiculed him by stating "I do not know why he felt that bungling like during his rule is still going on".
Apologising for the oversight, the senior Congress leader stated, "My apologies. One of my friends sent it to me. My fault I didn't check up."
Singh had referred to the Pakistan metro pillar as a rail overbridge (ROB) being built over the Subhash Nagar railway level crossing in Bhopal.
"This is a pillar of Railway Over Bridge, built on Subhash Nagar Railway crossing Bhopal, where the cracks appeared raising the questions on its quality, the bridge is still not completed. Construction is going on under the guidance of a BJP leader. Then why all this and how? Hope Varanasi-like mishap doesn't occur here too," Singh had tweeted yesterday.
A portion of an under-construction flyover had collapsed in Varanasi on May 15, killing 18 persons.
In reply, the MP Chief Minister tweeted a screen shot of a Pakistani media report which claimed that the pillar in question was of the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Project.
Chouhan, posting a screen shot of Singh's post alongside, tweeted, "I do not know why he felt that bungling like during his rule is still going on. This is one who could not construct the bridge properly on tweeter, let alone the land."
MP minister Vishwas Sarang, in whose constituency the Subhash Nagar ROB is being constructed, took the sparring further by visiting the bridge and inspecting its pillars with a pair of binoculars.
Sarang later tweeted, "I haven't seen any crack in bridge even through binoculars.
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