To grab BMC’s attention, Twitterati get creative with Mumbai’s potholes after RJ Malishka and José Covaco’s videos go viral

After Malishka Mendosa's, VJ José Covaco's and RJ Raunac's videos went viral, Twitter users took a leaf out of their books and took to social media to push BMC to do something about the dangerous condition of roads.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published: July 24, 2017 6:10 pm
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For Mumbaikars, monsoons have ceased to be the time to head to the Marina beach and sit under an umbrella with a ‘loved one’. It has now given rise to a hazardous civic menace — potholes. People in the city are having a tough time stepping out thanks to the heavy rains and the badly constructed roads, not to forget the potholes. While Internet users were trying their best to bring this to the notice of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), it was RJ Malishka Mendosa’s satirical video (see below) addressing the municipal body that sent a ripple across social media. Soon after, the likes of VJ José Covaco and RJ Raunac joined in, because more than the complaints, a funny or satirical take seemed to generate more attention. It seems Twitter users have now taken a leaf out of their books and are taking to social media to push BMC to do something about the dangerous condition of roads.

Check out some of the tweets here.

Even Shiv Sena has a version

After Mendonsa’s video went viral and generated laughs on Twitter, a Shiv Sena youth leader urged the BMC to sue Menoda for defaming the civic body. The BMC then asked the RJ to pay a fine and even slapped a notice on her for a mosquito-breeding spot found at her home in Bandra.

In case you haven’t seen it yet, watch Mendosa’s ‘Sonu Tuza Mazyavar Bharosa Nai Kai – Pothole Mix’, here.

Watch RJ Raunaq’s version of the Sonu song, here. 

Missed out on what José Covaco had to  say about the Mumbai potholes? Watch the video here.

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  1. D
    Jul 24, 2017 at 9:40 pm
    For last 30 years the Black money earned by Shiv Sena and it's allies is not enough and will never be. The want a Shivaji Statue in the Sea but they cannot See the conditions of Mumbai Road. They were interested to change the name of BOMBAY to Mumbai but they cannot change their goonda at ude. Shame on this Bhagwa Party.
    1. mdkumar kumar
      Jul 27, 2017 at 8:18 pm
      while we criticize our cities, the truth that the earnings of a city are not spent first on its needs is a glaring difference btw Indian and Western City muni lity revenue models. So, the difference.
    2. Suresh MB
      Jul 24, 2017 at 9:35 pm
      Viral apart can't we see the situation in Mumbai every monsoon it's pothole pothole every where there's no escape from pothole and mosquito breeding in open gutters and spiralling slums of slum Lords While we are facing problem politicians are giving statement about Modiji demonitizstion and issues on Mumbai University to divert attention of problem faced by Marathi M every year They got the audacity to counter the viral Twitter against the pot holes with their own Twitter, rather than solving the problem faced by Marathi Manus. After all people got addicted to power and think that they got absolute right to rule the miserable population. They become dictators in amchi Mumbai
      1. A
        Jul 24, 2017 at 7:22 pm
        I guess , it is wise to spend on roads than spending money and time over statues.
        1. I
          Iftekkhar Ahmed
          Jul 24, 2017 at 6:59 pm
          BMC have time to Create a Video for Malishka but they dont have time to their own JOB Properly ,This Issue will not be resolved unless they take it seriously .