Days after Radio jockey Malishka Mendonsa did a video for a local FM channel stating the ill-preparedness of the BMC during the monsoons, the corporation has decided to act against the RJ’s mother. Issuing a notice under section 381B of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation (MMC) Act, the corporation has accused Malishka’s mother Lily Mendosa for dengue breeding at her house in Bandra.
A video by Malishka ‘Mumbai tula BMC var bharosa nahi kay’ (Mumbai, don’t you trust BMC?) had recently gone viral where she had spoken about the lack of preparation by the BMC.
A leader of Shiv Sena’s youth wing has also urged the BMC to sue Malishka for defaming the civic body. Sena corporator from Prabhadevi, Samadhan Sarvankar, had also demanded that the municipal commissioner should file a defamation suit of Rs 500-crore against the FM channel for targeting the BMC.
Thanking people for supporting her, the RJ tweeted: “Just wanna thank you for all your support.You guys are awesome Mumbai you are the best. Mala tujhyavar bharosa aahe.”
The officials have stated that they found the breeding in a routine survey at the RJ’s sixth floor flat at Sun-rise apartments at Pali Naka. The notice states that the aedes mosquitoes (dengue-transmitting mosquitoes) breeding were found in a clay bowl kept under a pot outside the door and in plant pots indoor.
Source: Hindustan Times