Netizens came down heavily on Shiv Sena spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi for trivialising the flash-floods that occurred in Mumbai as well as Washington city in the United States on Monday; and moreover, accused her of changing colours over her stated stance over the exact same issue after jumping the ship from Congress to Shiv Sena on April 19.
On Monday, the capital city of United States experienced its seventh-wettest July day since 1871 following 8.4 cm of rains that took over the city within an hour, leading to flash floods.
While the US National Weather Service announced it as a 'life-threatening situation,' Shiv Sena's spokesperson decided to make a joke out of the misery. In a tweet, instead of taking responsibility, Chaturvedi in a sardonic tone said 'Oops, can't even blame it on BMC' while sharing the news.
This monsoon, Mumbai came to a standstill yet again last week and even on Monday due to the inadequacy of the Municipal Corporation of Mumbai (BMC) in dealing with incessant downpour that led to water logging, halt in normalcy and even deaths.
The former Congress spokesperson was even called out for her hypocrisy by digging out an old tweet of her when she was on the Congress' side.
While Chaturvedi, akin to the Shiv Sena-BJP leaders, refused to take any responsibility for the monsoon mayhem in the capital city of Maharashtra in 2019, the story was strikingly contrasting in 2015 and even 2016.
A couple of years back when the Shiv Sena spokesperson was with Congress bashed the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance for the 'Mumbai rains and disaster' and asked the citizens of Mumbai for letting them 'get away with this'
Here's what the netizens had to say: