Traffic congestion in Mumbai leads to increase in divorce cases: Fadnavis wife
Ms. Amrutha Fadnavis said that potholes and traffic problems in the city lead to an increase in divorce cases in Mumbai. Traffic jams and poor quality roads lead to three percent of divorce cases in the city.
Mumbai: BJP leader and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s wife Amrutha Fadnavis has given a controversial statement that traffic jams in Mumbai were leading to 3% percent divorce in the city.
Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Ms. Amrutha Fadnavis said that potholes and traffic problems in the city lead to an increase in divorce cases in Mumbai.
Statement drawing a correlation between the poor condition of roads and a breakdown of relationships has sparked controversy, the social media users taking a dig at her. Many have questioned her data source of 3 % of divorce cases in the city because of the poor quality of roads and traffic conditions.
"I have read about some instances when a spouse landed up early and caught the other half in flagrante and decided to divorce. But I suppose you could blame that on good or scanty traffic, not traffic jams," said one user.
Priyanka Chaturvedi, a leader of the ruling Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, suggested Ms Fadnavis' statement lacked logic. She asked the residents of Bengaluru to not pay attention to the statement as it could "prove fatal" for their marriages.
"Best (il)logic of the day award goes to the lady who claims 3 percent Mumbaikars are divorcing due to traffic on roads. Please take a holiday break rather than having a mind on break. Bengaluru families please avoid reading this, this can prove fatal for your marriages," she tweeted.