Amid the ongoing war of words between BJP and Shiv Sena leaders on Mumbai Kamala Mills fire that killed at least 14, BJP MP from Mathura Hema Malini has given a bizarre statement on the incident.
Hema Malini has held increasing population of Mumbai responsible for the tragic Kamala Mills fire and praised the efforts of Police.
When asked about the incident, the BJP MP said, “This was not an incident where police didn’t work. The Police, in fact, did good work. Population is so much; the city is spreading like anything. Some restrictions should be done on the population. Each city should have certain population/limit, after that they should not be allowed. Then let them go to another city.”
#WATCH BJP MP Hema Malini says "population is so much, the city is spreading like anything. Some restrictions should be done on the population. Each city should have certain population/limit" #KamalaMillsFire pic.twitter.com/iL2EXdsULh— ANI (@ANI) December 29, 2017
A massive fire that started at a rooftop pub hosting a birthday party spread rapidly through the building, killing 14 people, most of them women, shortly after midnight in central Mumbai's Kamala Mills complex.
The fire, which also injured 21 people, started after 12.30 am in the “1 Above” pub on the terrace, and spread to Mojo pub on the third floor one level below.
Most of the victims, who included 11 women, died of asphyxiation, said Avinash Supe, dean of the KEM Hospital where the injured and dead were brought.
Five MBC officials have been suspended and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has ordered an in-depth probe in the incident.
Fadnavis has also directed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to carry out a safety audit and demolish illegal structures on war footing.