Congress’ comeback: Sulabh toilet ‘named’ after Rishi Kapoor

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 24, 2016 08:59 IST
Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor is not one to mince words. Be it his son Ranbir Kapoor’s personal life, his opinion on the society or our political system, he rarely holds back when it comes to expressing his views.

Days after Rishi Kapoor questioned naming of roads, projects and other assets in India after the Gandhi family, the Bollywood actor got something named after himself: A public toilet.

While the naming is not official, dozens of Congress workers gathered in Shivaji Park area of Allahabad and hung a board bearing Rishi Kapoor’s name outside a Sulabh Shauchalya.

DNA, while reporting the news , also said the party workers justified naming of public assets after the Gandhi family. They claimed that the family has played a huge role in country’s freedom while targeting Rishi for raising this issue.

In a series of tweets on May 17, Rishi slammed the political system of India and questioned why roadways, airports and railway stations across the country are named after the Gandhi family members.

The 63-year-old actor wrote , “If roads in Delhi can be changed why not Congress assets/property ke naam? Was in Chandigarh wahan bhi Rajeev Gandhi assets? Socho? Why? We must name important assets of the country who have contributed to society. Har cheez Gandhi ke naam? I don’t agree. Sochna log!”

Read: 64 places named after Gandhis in Delhi alone, says Rishi

The Congress responded by hinting the actor was trying to curry favour with the BJP. Congress spokesperson PC Chacko, without naming the veteran actor, told the media, “It was merely an attempt by some people to get into the good books of those in power”.

Hindustan Times could not independently verify the report.

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