Jayant Patil on Pune Flooding: “BJP’s So-Called Development Has Brought the Sea to Pune”

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Pune, 10th June 2024: The monsoon has made a dramatic entry into Maharashtra, severely affecting cities like Mumbai and Pune. The first substantial rain of the season has left many cities in a dire state with water clogging the roads and homes inundated. On Saturday, 8th June, various areas of Pune and Mumbai experienced severe traffic disruptions due to heavy rainfall. Trees fell in 15 locations, and the ground floors of buildings on Pashan and Sinhagad Roads were flooded. Traffic congestion was widespread in areas such as Deccan Gymkhana, JM Road, Karve Road, Nagar Road, Dhanori, Viman Nagar, Solapur, and Satara Road. In many places, water reached knee-level, and even four-wheelers were submerged.

In response to this situation, opposition parties targeted the ruling party of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), which has been under administrative rule since the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) tenure ended in 2022. Newly elected MP Murlidhar Mohol was serving as Mayor for PMC then.

Commenting on Pune’s situation, Jayant Patil, State President of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), led by Sharad Pawar, expressed his concerns on X. He wrote, “Yesterday, due to rains in Pune, I saw the whole city filled with water. Rivers were flowing through streets, and all the chowks and squares were flooded. Many four-wheelers were submerged in water. In only two hours of rain, Pune was in such a situation.”

Patil further criticized, “The former rulers of PMC, who governed for five years, have shown their so-called development today. People of Pune always regretted not having a sea, but it seems the BJP brought the sea to Pune,” he said sarcastically.