Her FM channel came out with yet another video, this time from a flooded portion of a road asking the civic body not to stifle the voice of the radio jockey by threatening legal action.
The BMC found itself on the receiving end of public anger in spite of multiple clarifications that areas like the Western Express Highway do not come under the jurisdiction of the civic body. People who put up with potholes every year targeted not just the BMC but also the ruling party, Shiv Sena, which is in alliance with the BJP.
At Tulsi Pipe Road, just as one gets of Dadar station flyover, potholes had formed on a recently-repaired road. Being a major road and an approach to Lower Parel, which houses many offices, these potholes have been causing major traffic jam for the past one week. At several locations, men were seen repairing potholes that had appeared after the recent spell of heavy rain.
With a metro rail being constructed, the situation has been made worse for those who have to navigate Mumbai's traffic. In areas like Pratikshanagar in Sion, several potholes that had been troubling citizens were filled up as there was some respite from the continuous rain.
Apart from the BMC, agencies like the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority and the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation Limited, which are responsible for maintaining arterial roads, have failed Mumbaikars again and again.
The Shiv Sena, which has also faced a share of the anger over bad roads, alleged the radio jockey was misleading citizens and playing the victim card after some Shiv Sena leaders wanted the BMC to seek damages to the tune of Rs 500 crore through a legal suit.
The party said a notice was served in the name of the resident of an apartment where dengue mosquito larvae was found during routine inspection, but Ms Malishka seems to be using that for publicity instead of apologising for including railways and traffic while ridiculing the BMC, when the BMC has nothing to do with managing these services in the city.
"The administration is functioning normally. When you point fingers at someone, four fingers are pointing back at you. You should know this," said Yashwant Jadhav, Shiv Sena leader in the BMC house.
Get the latest election news, live updates and election schedule for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on ndtv.com/elections. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for updates from each of the 543 parliamentary seats for the 2019 Indian general elections.