Actor turned politician Hema Malini has once again landed in a controversy because of her insensitive statement.
This time while speaking in the context of the tragic Kamala Mills fire in Mumbai, she went on to blame the rising population in the city for the tragedy.
The fire which broke out at One Above Pub has already claimed 14 lives and 21 people were injured badly.
The actor said that high population and increasing number of migrants in the city are the reason behind such accidents.
According to reports, the BJP MP said,
“It’s not that the police are not doing their job. They do a great job, but the population is so high. When Bombay ends, another city should begin. But the city keeps extending…. Uncontrollable…”
She added further,
Each city should have a population limit and after a certain capacity, the migrants should be allowed to go to another city.
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: Hema Malini,BJP MP #KamalaMillsFire #Mumbai pic.twitter.com/f3qJJzcBrm— ANI (@ANI) December 29, 2017
This isn’t the first time the politician has put her foot in the mouth. This September, she shocked the nation with her comments on the widows of Bengal and Bihar and how they are crowding Vrindavan.
Previously too, she had made insensitive remarks on various occasions like the Dausa accident.
Twitter was outraged, and reactions soon started pouring in from all quarters, on the insensitivity of her comments.
Here is a serial protestor against “outsiders”.She earlier shocked when she said widows from Bengal and Bihar were crowding up Vrindavan and needed to be sent back ! https://t.co/UbOm1LnNdr— Mrinal Pande (@MrinalPande1) December 29, 2017
Good suggestion. But, check Mathura population, if it “qualifies” for additional baggages.— tamil (@Tamil1947) December 30, 2017
Ironic considering everything she has is because of the city she migrated to.— Don Quixote fighting a failed state. (@DonKeh0te) December 29, 2017
हेमा दिल्ली से बॉम्बे गई।मोदी गुजरात से बनारसऔरबनारस से दिल्ली आया।लिमिट होनी चाहिए भई।— DELHIITE (@Dinesh_B2) December 29, 2017
‘Dream Girl’ or ‘Dumb girl’?
गाय पूँछ उठायेगी तो गोबर ही करेगी गाना तो नहीं गाएगी 🤔— Preeti ranjan (@preetiranjan77) December 30, 2017
This @dreamgirlhema is utterly disgustingly arrogant and have peanut worth of brain. No wonder she is a @BJP4India MP.— Roobaroo (@r00bar00) December 30, 2017
Beauty is her forte, not brains, she has proved it time and again!— Dr. Manish Kumar (@drmanishranchi) December 30, 2017
There can be NO such law in a democracy. She is not even aware she is one of the “law-makers” in a democracy. We should have a law for all MPs/MLAs to mandatorily pass a coarse in Indian constitution/democracy.— Kumar Swamy (@kumarbswamy) December 30, 2017
What a sad state.She shud hav been asking questions of the administration which for the last 25 yrs managed by their hard core friends.It is the failure of political leadership of which the honourable member is a card holder.— M.Thirumurthy (@MThirumurthy1) December 30, 2017
The Kamala Mills fire tragedy has already claimed 14 lives so far. The pub reportedly had received several notices in the past, which were all ignored.