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Now, MNS to `clean up` Mumbai

After politicians got into Mumbai clean up drive in the backdrop of rising Malaria cases, MNS chief Raj Thackeray also asked his party men to take up the responsibility of cleaning up the metropolis.



Mumbai: After politicians got into Mumbai clean up drive in the backdrop of rising Malaria cases, MNS chief Raj Thackeray also asked his party men to take up the
responsibility of cleaning up the metropolis.

Raj today directed his partymen to clean the city with the help of civic officials and local people.

"Wherever you find garbage, clean it to control the diseases," he said.

He also made it clear that this was not a publicity stunt. "Many (political leaders) have published their photographs cleaning Mumbai but it was a publicity stunt."

Besides, Raj warned his party men against their involvement in helping proliferation of slums.

"Slums and migrants are responsible for diseases. Slum areas where migrants live are unhygienic," he said.

Raj also pointed that private land are free from slums but land belonging to the state government, centre and BMC are encroached.

"Corporators and government officials are responsible for this and you should control it," he told his party activists.

He also alleged that the statistics and figures of Malaria patients given by the BMC are false.

"According to my information, 56 persons have died in KEM hospital in Mumbai alone due to Malaria," he claimed.

Recently, Shiv Sena leaders and Congress MP from Mumbai North Sanjay Nirupam took to streets to clean up the city in the wake of growing Malaria cases.

PTI

From Zee News

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