Rishi Kapoor slams Congress: Why is everything named after the Gandhis?

  • ANI, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 18, 2016 16:46 IST
Rishi Kapoor has often created storms online with his frank and outspoken tweets. (Photos: Yogen Shah)

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.

In a series of tweets, Rishi on Tuesday snapped at the political system of India and the Gandhi family. The 63-year-old actor questioned the naming of roadways, airports and railway stations after the Gandhi family members.

Read: Rishi Kapoor, the man of bold tweets

Rishi has been winning fans on Twitter - which he joined in 2010 but got active only a few months ago - with his opinionated, self-deprecating and charming self. And has often created storms online with his frank and outspoken tweets.

“If roads in Delhi can be changed why not Congress assets/property ke naam? Was in Chandigarh wahan bhi Rajeev Gandhi assets? Socho? Why?” the actor tweeted.

The Kapoor and Sons actor, with these allegations, added the fact that the names should be after people from every genre, who have contributed to the society. “We must name important assets of the country who have contributed to society. Har cheez Gandhi ke naam? I don’t agree. Sochna log!” he tweeted.

The veteran actor then asked for suggestion from people on whether or not the names can be after film personalities like Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, Ashok Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and others.

“Raj Kapoor has made India proud over the years all over even after his death. Certainly more than What has been perceived by politics,” Rishi added.

The Congress responded to Rishi Kapoor’s comments by hinting that the statements were made to get into the good books of the BJP.

Congress spokesperson PC Chacko, without naming the veteran actor, told the media that “it was merely an attempt by some people to get into the good books of those in power”.

Chacko said he had not seen Rishi Kapoor’s tweets “but it seems that some people are trying to abuse the Congress leadership just to get into the good books of the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party).”

“They want to please somebody in power. They can have it but not at the expense of the Congress. We don’t take it seriously and it is not worth any comments at all,” he said.

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