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Uddhav blames all, except BMC, for Malaria

Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray went on a blaming spree on Wednesday, pointing fingers at everyone except the Sena-ruled municipal corporation for all the problems Mumbai is facing.

mumbai Updated: Aug 12, 2010 02:01 IST
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Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray went on a blaming spree on Wednesday, pointing fingers at everyone except the Sena-ruled municipal corporation for all the problems Mumbai is facing.

"Everybody wants a pie from Mumbai, but no one wants to share the responsibility," he said.

While the central agencies are doing little to battle malaria, state agencies are responsible for all the potholes and the Navy and the Port Trust are to blame for the oil spill, he said at a meeting in the mayor’s bungalow where he summoned all 85 corporators, union leaders and civic officials. The meeting was held to review the measures taken by the civic body to deal with civic problems. "The malaria crisis is not over. There is also a rise in viral fever. Indian Oil has refused to provide ML oil, which reduces oxygen supply to mosquitoes when sprayed at breeding sites. The BMC is now procuring it on its own," he said. "The Railways refuse to let the BMC use their hospitals for malaria patients and state-run hospitals are empty, even as civic hospitals overflow with patients."