A tribal student from India’s most backward tribal district, Jhabua in Madhya Pradesh has become the darling of the masses for challenging the State Chief Minister’s governance. Her video suggesting that she be made the Collector to make up for poor governance, has gone viral.
What really is super embarrassing for the BJP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan is that the video has gone viral in the middle of the good governance week being observed by the Centre. “ I will fulfil demands of all the people. If your government does not work properly, make me the Collector, ’’ Nirmala Chauhan says in the video.
The Good Governance Week is is being celebrated (December 20 to 25) part of the Azadi ka Mahotsav celebration. It is ironical that the theme of the campaign for good governance week is “ Prashasan Gaon ki Aur’ aimed at taking good governance practices to the villages.
Good Governance Day is observed annually in India on December 25 to commemorate the birth anniversary of late Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Commenting fearlessly on the non performance of the BJP ruled State government, the tribal student said, “ Your government does not work? So, who is this government for? Let me make arrangements for the poor. We, tribal people, come from so far. If the system cannot work, make me the Collector. I will work.’’
The Congress lost no time in trying to make the most of the video message as the Chief of the State unit of the party, Vikrant Bhuria tweeted about it and travelled to Jhabua to salute the tribal student.
The Twitter followers have hailed the courage shown by the tribal girl and showered her with compliments.