Mumbai, July 10: Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde, has come under fire and has become the subject of Mumbaikars fury for his comment on Mumbai rains and the need to declare a holiday for schools and colleges. Minister Tawde, in his statement, said that "Disaster Management has reported that there is no situation of water logging in Mumbai. Concerned authorities are keeping a track of the situation."
Twitterati and Mumbaikars are shocked with his statement and rightly so as it is common knowledge that it has been raining heavily in Mumbai and the surrounding areas for the past three days. News agency ANI reported what the minister said on Mumbai rains. Check out the tweet:
Disaster Management has reported that there is no situation of water logging in Mumbai. Concerned authorities are keeping a track of the situation.There's nothing to worry as disaster management is ready to face any situation: Vinod Tawde, Maharashtra Minister on #MumbaiRain pic.twitter.com/nVXCCcJl0R
— ANI (@ANI) July 10, 2018
This is how Twitter reacted to the Education minister's claim that it is not raining heavily in Mumbai:
@TawdeVinod what r u saying...don't see the roads are flooded at most part of the city. At least now don't give this kind of comment that there is no water logging @CMOMaharashtra @ANI @timesofindia @htTweets pic.twitter.com/ByCJ09dY3f
— Priyanko Sinha (@priyanko464) July 10, 2018
A Twitter user complained to Maharashtra Chief Minister by tagging him in his angry tweet:
@Dev_Fadnavis see, how your ministers spreading lie instead of taking corrective measure.
— Mayank Mani (@BeingMmani) July 10, 2018
Angry tweets continued as some users even questioned if he is in Mumbai:
Have these Ministers lost all their senses? They should either resign gracefully or we should all throw them out forever.
— Naval Anklesaria (@NavalAnklesari1) July 10, 2018
Mumbai has been facing waterlogging issues as it has been raining heavily since the past 72 hours now. The Twitter users and Mumbaikars are particularly angry with the fact that instead of helping Mumbai get over rain related issues, the minister even refused to acknowledge that there is a waterlogging issue in the city. Meanwhile, weather agency Skymet Weather has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Mumbai and surrounding areas over the next 24 hours.