Mumbai. The potholes of Mumbai have expressed happiness at the BMC election results and are hopeful that demands to remove them would die down as BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) most probably won’t be seeing any major change in guard till the next civic elections.
The incumbent Shiv Sena-BJP combine have won maximum number of seats in the just concluded BMC elections and are most likely to retain power. With this, potholes hope that the status quo would be maintained.
“There were some blood thirsty people asking BMC people to exterminate us,” a relaxed and visibly happy pothole, partially filled with tears of joy, told Faking News. The pothole is now confident that his life expectancy will not go down.
“In fact, I am hoping that I’d get new friends near me; there is this irritating nine-meter stretch of pitched road without any fellow pothole here,” the pothole presented his wish-list to the newly elected BMC office holders.
When asked why he thought there was no anti-incumbency factor in the BMC elections, the pothole thought for a while (even as five BEST buses did high-five with him, as if congratulating him over the results) and claimed that low turnout of voters could have been a reason.
“Maybe those who hate us, like the ones usually seen in candle light marches or spouting hate speech against us online, didn’t turn up to vote,” the pothole guessed, “We thank them for their decision, but our fight against them is far from over.”
The potholes are planning to meet Kapil Sibal and lodge complaint against those who Tweet or update their Facebook status message with hateful language against them. One pothole has already written an email to Sibal in this regard, sources suggest.
When contacted, Sibal confirmed the receipt of the mail, but refused to give a clean chit to the potholes.
“Congress supporters couldn’t reach polling booth because of these potholes, otherwise Congress would have won the BMC elections,” claimed Sibal.