Bhubaneswar waterlogging: Congress targets BMC with ‘Sonu Song’

Bhubaneswar: Remember the old Marathi folk song- ‘Sonu tula mazyawar bharosa nay ka’ (Sonu, don’t you trust me) that went viral on social media? The satirical song is back and this time it is the Bhubaneswar district Congress which has come up with a video to highlight the waterlogging woes that the Smart City Bhubaneswar is putting up with.

Through the Sonu Song in Odia, the Congress has trained its gun on Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Odisha government highlighting their failure to address the waterlogging issues in the city.

“It is an attempt to highlight the genuine issues through the song. Hope the government wakes up from its slumber and takes some concrete measures,” said Bhubaneswar District Congress President, Manas Choudhry.

Earlier, Bhubaneswar district Congress had staged a unique protest by flooding the National Highway Authority of India’s (NHAI) office over repeated waterlogging in front of ISKCON temple here.

Senior BJD leader Damodar Rout too demanded concrete measures for effective handling of rainwater in the city.

“Several cars were swept away in the recent deluge and those responsible should be punished after a thorough investigation as hundreds of people in the city had to suffer,” said Rout.

Now through the Sonu Song, the Congress has demanded that the Odisha government should resolve the basic issues which are causing numerous problems for the Bhubaneswar residents.

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It is pertinent to mention that after the original Marathi folk song ‘Sonu tula mazyawar bharosa naay ka (Sonu, don’t you trust me)’ trended on social media, several groups across the country had come up with their own versions of the song to highlight various social issues and problems.

“The issue of man-made flooding has assumed serious proportions in the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. Through the song, I have tried to send a message so that such issues are resolved,” said Singer Monali.

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