Mumbai: After being at the receiving end of carcinogenic smoke from the Mulund dumping ground for over a decade, over ten thousand residents of Hari Om Nagar housing societies have decided to go for None-Of-The-Above (NOTA) option during the coming Lok Sabha elections.
Hari Om Nagar is the city's second largest landfill of over 25-hectares where BMC dumps 2,000 tonnes of waste every day. This dump has now grown into a little hill, which is less than 200 metres even after plans to shut the facility in 2008.
Now the residents here believe that no political party or leader is going to work for their succour thus they have decided to go for NOTA and file an intervention application before the high court and the national green tribunal in PILs filed by NGO Vanshakti to immediately allow dumping at Kanjurmarg and closure of the Mulund dump.
On Sunday, the residents gathered at Nalanda school in Mulund and announced they would vote NOTA.