BMC Ensured Less Flooding This Year, No One Praised It: Uddhav Thackeray
BJP MP Kirit Somaiya and MLA and Mumbai unit chief Ashish Shelar have in the past levelled "corruption charges" against the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.
File photo of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.
Mumbai: In an apparent jibe at BJP leaders, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) ensured less flooding in Mumbai this year but nobody praised it.
"On the other hand, BMC is targeted selectively with corruption charges," the Sena chief said after naming BMC's medical college as 'Hindu Hriday Samrat Balasaheb Thackeray medical college' in suburban Vile Parle.
BJP MP Kirit Somaiya and MLA and Mumbai unit chief Ashish Shelar have in the past levelled "corruption charges" against the civic body.
"BMC ensured less flooding in this year but nobody praised it. It has undertaken several development works, but nobody seems to be talking about it. Nobody praised the BMC during monsoon because roads were blocked for comparatively less time.
"Comparatively, the dengue outbreak was also under control in the city. Still, some keep levelling allegations of corruption in BMC," said Thackeray.
According to the Sena chief, the civic body is proudly utilising its space for providing more health labs, services and improving the quality.
BMC is spending almost Rs 3,500 crore every year only on health budget, he added.
The medical college is going to be attached with Juhu's Dr R N Cooper General Hospital and Hindu Hriday Samrat Balasaheb Thackeray Trauma care centre in Jogeshwari.
Commenting on Maharashtra government's decision to insert 'Maharaj' in the name of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, he said, "I would urge to the youth of doing away with abbreviations when you take the name of the station or the airport. Instead of saying CST, the full name should be used in daily usage."
Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, state education minister Vinod Tawde, state health minister Deepak Sawant and mayor Snehal Ambekar were present on the occasion.
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