Opposition leaders lash out at BJP-Shiv Sena alliance over destruction of Mumbai

Shiv Sena leaders earlier had defended the BMC for the chaotic situation in Mumbai while refraining to comment on the failure of the civic body as Mumbai once again submerged after heavy rains

Opposition leaders lash out at BJP-Shiv Sena alliance over destruction of Mumbai

Opposition parties on Tuesday lashed out at Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance in Maharashtra over the deaths of several people in Malad wall collapse due to heavy rainfall. Along with this, the opposition labelled the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) as "corrupt" over flooding issue in Mumbai. 

NCP leader Ajit Pawar

While speaking at Maharashtra Assembly monsoon session, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar asserted that Shiv Sena-led BMC should be dissolved and state government should appoint an administrator to govern the city. 

BMC's towering claims regarding monsoon preparations have been proved hollow. In the first major rain itself, the lives of people have been disrupted. It is required to remove corruption in BMC," said NCP leader Ajit Pawar. 

Maharashtra Legislative Council Opposition Leader

Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Council, Dhananjay Munde also hit out at the ruling government over waterlogging in Mumbawhile demanding structural audits to be carried out for roads, buildings and bridges in view of the Malad wall collapse incident. 

Munde further taunted the ruling BJP-Shiv Sena alliance saying that the audit of concerned structures will only be possible if thefind time away from elections. 

Former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and state Congress President Ashok Chavan held Shiv Sena responsible for the flooding in Mumbai. Chavan said that rather than focusing on cleaning the nullahs in the city, Shiv Sena gave priority to their Ayodhya visit. 

Despite being in power in the BMC for nearly two decades, Shiv Sena hafailed to provide basic services to the citizens," Congress leader Ashok Chavan asserted.

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS)

Earlier on Tuesday, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) also lashed out at Mumbai Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar over his remarks regarding waterlogging issue in the city due to heavy rains. 

After Mahadeshwar said that he was unable to spot any problem due to rain in the city, MNS spokesperson Sandeep Deshpande taunted the Mayor saying that he needs "high-power spectacles" to see the reality. 

Earlier, the Shiv Sena leaders had defended the BMC for chaotic situation in Mumbai. Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said that the Malad wall collapse which killed 24 people was an "accident" while Yuva Sena President Aditya Thackeray passed the buck on climate change. The ruling party leader did not acknowledge the failures of the civic body.