Aditya Thackeray shares Mumbai's plastic horror; Netizens call it 'Eye Opener'

Updated: Jun 27, 2019, 18:57 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

In an appeal to the citizens, Aaditya Thackeray requested people to not litter and asked them to not do this to the city

Aaditya Thackeray
Aaditya Thackeray

Recently, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) chief Praveen Pardeshi gave a presentation about its plans to rejuvenate the Mithi River to Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray and Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam. Post which, the young Thackeray scion took to micro-blogging site Twitter to share his experience of reviewing the Mithi river plans.

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While sharing the pictures with his followers on Twitter, Aaditya Thackeray wrote: Today Hon'ble Municipal Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi ji presented the Mithi river rejuvenation review of ongoing work to Env Minister Ramdas Kadam ji, UNEP former head, and passionate environmentalist Erik Solheim and champion of the environment Afroz Shah.

Post that event, Aaditya Thackeray once again took to Twitter and tweeted a photograph of a drain in Mumbai. Thackeray, who was inaugurating the Gazdarbandh Pumping Station took to social media to share a rather disturbing picture of a drain filled with plastic bottles.

While sharing the picture of one of the chambers of the pumping station which was filled with plastic litter, Aaditya captioned it: This is what we do to our beloved city and the BMC cleans for us! This is one chamber at one pumping station in one nullah. Imagine the rest. Let's not do this to our city. Let's not litter.

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In the post, Aaditya is seen requesting the citizens of Mumbai asking them not to litter. This isn't the first time that Aditya Thackery has spoken about civic issues and responsibilities. A look at his Twitter account proves that the young Thackeray leader has been vocal about calling for a ban on plastic use.

Here's how netizens reacted to Aaditya Thackeray's 'Eye Opener' picture on plastic litter:

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