Mumbai Rains: Ruling party leaders evade accountability while people die

With heavy rainfall in Mumbai city and suburbs, there have been several incidents where people have died. In Malad, 21 people died while at least three people were reported dead in Kalyan due to a wall collapse

Mumbai Rains: Ruling party leaders evade accountability while people die

In several incidents due to the heavy rainfall on Tuesday, multiple deaths have been reported in Mumbai. In Malad East, 21 people have been reported dead after a wall collapsed leaving 75 injured. At least three people died while one was injured due to a wall collapse in Kalyan. 

In another incident, two men died after their car got stuck at a subway in Malad. They were unable to open their car doors and windows due to the water pressure. Along with this, major waterlogging in several low lying areas has also been reported.  

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Yuva Sena President Aditya Thackeray

Reacting to the chaotic situation in Mumbai, Yuva Sena President Aditya Thackeray passed the buck on climate change saying that heavy rains are a direct result of the same. Moreover, Thackeray informed that the stormwater drainage system to pump out the water in Mumbai is of international standards and this is the most they can do. 

However, the youth leader failed to talk about the BMC's failure and incapability to prevent and prepare to deter such incidents.

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut

After defending the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and refraining to hold the civic body accountable and responsible for the unfortunate deaths in the city on Tuesday, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut posted a Shayari while ‘romanticising’ the rains. 

The tweet didn’t go well with many. Raut’s tweet was labelled as “shameless” and became a subject to criticism on social media. 

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Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar 

Earlier on Monday, it rained heavily in Mumbai and several areas were waterlogged. The local train services on Central Railway (CR) were also slow and were suspended after the rainfall escalated. Despite this, Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar was unable to spot any problem while claiming that everything is smooth.