Political row erupts after Mumbai housing society 'denies' flat to Marathi woman

The woman identified as Trupti Devrukhkar is seen sobbing, recalling how the secretary of the society at Mulund told her that Maharashtraians were not allowed there.

Published: 28th September 2023 10:12 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th September 2023 11:02 PM   |  A+A-

Trupti Devrukhkar

Trupti Devrukhkar

Express News Service

A row erupted after a video of a Marathi woman breaking into tears after being 'denied' a flat in a housing society in Mumbai’s eastern suburb went viral. Opposition parties demanded action against the society chairman and secretary.

The woman identified as Trupti Devrukhkar is seen sobbing, recalling how the secretary of the society at Mulund told her that Maharashtraians were not allowed there.

"The secretary of the housing society told me that Maharashtrians are not allowed there. When I questioned him and asked him for a copy of any such written rule, he started fighting with me and asked me to go to the police. Where have these people got arrogance from? Today, in Maharashtra, Marathi manoos cannot buy property in Mumbai," she says.

The MNS swooped into action and forced the secretary of Shiv Sadan housing society to extend an apology to Devrukhkar. Later, the party shared a photograph of the secretary extending an apology.

Shiv Sena (UBT) Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Raut also slammed the society. “How did the society secretary deny the flat to a Marathi woman? This is not only denying the house to 'Marathi manoos'. This is a bigger issue. And why did such a situation arrive? Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde should give an answer over it. BJP broke the Shiv Sena, which increased the arrogance of some sections of society. There is a plan to marginalize the 'Marathi manoos' in Mumbai. The incident has exposed those who claim they are the real Shiv Sena,” Raut said.

“The tears of Ms Devrukhkar will not go waste at all. Our Uddhav Thackeray’s Shiv Sena is with 'Marathi manoos' and fights for them,” Raut added.

NCP leader Jitendra Awhad said now 'Marathi manoos' was denied a flat and therefore there was an outcry in society, but when Muslims and lower castes were denied a flat by 'Marathi manoos', no one spoke. “The outcry should be the same for everyone irrespective of the person and his caste and religion. It should not be selective. Earlier, Muslim were targeted, and later lower caste people but some sections of the society kept mum. Now, they are crying over denying flat to 'Marathi manoos',” he said.

Follow The New Indian Express channel on WhatsApp


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

  • Kamaljit Sohal

    Who's that idiot lemme know sis
    2 months ago reply
  • Aditya Shah

    I have a similar problem in my society located in Mira road. They do not allow anyone except gujarati
    2 months ago reply
  • B S MANI

    No mention of which sect other than Marathi Manoos staying in the society. Very strange.
    2 months ago reply
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp