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 questionedwhy roadways, airports and railway stations across the country are named after the Gandhi family members.
Why Indira G airport International ? Why not Mahatma Gandhi or Bhagat Singh Ambedkar or on my name Rishi Kapoor. As superficial! What say?— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) May 17, 2016
We must name important assets of the country who have contributed to society. Har cheez Gandhi ke naam? I don't agree. Sochna log!— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) May 17, 2016
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!”
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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