“Is He Even Capable?”: Sanjay Raut’s Jibe At CM Shinde As Rains Lash Maharashtra

Considering the current condition of the state, Sanjay Raut has raised questions on the capabilities of current Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.

Mumbai: With the heavy rains in Mumbai, and the July rainfall is nearing the record 1,000 mm mark, lives of Mumbaikars have been badly affected. According to the 48-hour forecast for Mumbai, moderate rain in the city and suburbs with the possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places is very likely to carry on.

At least five persons died and four went missing in rain-related incidents amid heavy rainfall across Maharashtra on Wednesday. As many as 1,828 people were evacuated from 10 rain-hit villages across Gadchiroli, Nagpur, and Palghar districts. Since June 1, rain-related incidents have claimed 89 lives across the state.

A man was killed and two of his family members were injured on Wednesday in a landslide in Vasai town of Palghar district following heavy rain. Another person is feared trapped in the same area and a rescue operation by a team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is currently underway.

Considering the current condition of the state, the MP of Shiv Sena, Sanjay Raut has raised questions on the capabilities of current Chief Minister Eknath Shinde. He said,  “The continous rains has worsen the situation in Maharashtra, many areas are flooded and people lost their lives due to the landslide. What is the government doing?”

He further questioned the CM of Maharashtra saying, “where is Shinde since last 12 days? What is he doing ? Is he even capable of the responsibilities that he has taken up?”

The downpour is likely to continue  as the India Meteorological Department has issued heavy rainfall warning until Thursday. A ‘red’ alert indicating extremely heavy rain till Thursday has been issued for ghat areas in Nashik, Pune, and Palghar.

Incessant rain has affected 10 villages in Gadchiroli, Nandurbar, and Palghar regions. Since June 1, 249 villages across 27 districts in the state have been affected by rain. As many as 89 people and 181 animals have lost their lives in rain-related incidents since June 1. Over 40 houses were fully damaged and 1,368 partially damaged due to heavy rain across 27 districts, mainly in Konkan and ghat areas of Madhya Maharashtra.

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