Mumbai: BJP leader Kirit Somaiya on Tuesday dropped a heavy allegation on Shiv Sena saying that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) was in the grip of a powerful mafia which was controlled from Bandra.
 
Hitting out at Shiv Sena, Kirit Somaiya said, “There is a ‘ghotala’ (Corruption) in every BMC department. Name any BMC office, there are skeletons rattling in its cupboards. There is a ‘Saheb’ who lives in Bandra; he has two advisors’; one his ‘Saala’ (brother-in-Law), the other Saheb’s personal aide’. Saheb take orders from duo and passes them on to the mafia.”
 
Sources close to Somaiya have said that he was hinting to Uddhav Thackeray, his brother- in- law and his personal assistant and that he would take names one he will have a documented for role in the corruption.
 
Reacting on Somaiya’s charges, Shiv Sena spokesperson Manisha Kayande said, “Charges made by Somaiya are very ridiculous and not worth taking not off. They (BJP) share power in BMC with Sena. Somaiya is making this statement for popularity so it should not be taken seriously.”
 
“If he has proof, he should put in out in public domain,” Kayande added.