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Indian banker singer sparks controversy after claiming 3% divorce rates in Mumbai due to potholes and traffic jams

The singer, banker and wife of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ wife Amruta Fadnavis has sparked a controversy after claiming that traffic jams in Mumbai were leading to increasing divorce in the city.

Speaking to the media on Saturday, Ms Fadnavis said that potholes and traffic congestion on Mumbai roads were the reason for three per cent of divorces in the metropolitan city.

Ms Fadnavis had said, “Forget that I am the wife of Devendra Fadnavis. I am talking to you as a woman. I have experienced traffic on roads and the potholes and how they trouble us… Do you know that three per cent of divorces in Mumbai are due to traffic jams, because people are unable to devote time to their families?”

Her attempt at finding a bizarre co-relation between the poor condition of Mumbai’s roads and a breakdown in relationships has sparked a torrent of reactions.

Priyanka Chaturvedi, a leader of the ruling Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, suggested Ms Fadnavis’ statement lacked logic.

“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 brake…,”she tweeted.