Comedian Kapil Sharma, who is facing the ire of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Shiv Sena and Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) over his allegations that he was asked for a bribe by a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official insisted on Friday that he just “voiced his concern on the corruption he faced” and did not “blame any political party”.
“I just voiced my concern on the corruption I faced with certain individuals... No blame on any political party, be it BJP, MNS or Shiv Sena,” Sharma said in a tweet.
I just voiced my concern on the corruption I faced with certain individuals..Its No blame on any political party be it BJP, MNS or ShivSena— KAPIL (@KapilSharmaK9) September 9, 2016
The MNS had earlier in the day threatened Sharma to prove bribe allegations against BMC officials or face action.
“Kapil Sharma said that a MNS worker asked for bribe to legalise his under-construction building, we challenge him to prove his allegations. If he is unable to prove his allegations, then we won’t allow him to shoot in Mumbai till he apologises to us,” Maharashtra Navnirman Sena’s (MNS) Chitrapat Sena president Amey Khopkar said.
Kapil Sharma has claimed that he was asked to pay a bribe by a BMC official for his new office that is under construction.
Yeh hain aapke achhe din ? @narendramodi— KAPIL (@KapilSharmaK9) September 9, 2016
I am paying 15 cr income tax from last 5 year n still i have to pay 5 lacs bribe to BMC office for making my office @narendramodi— KAPIL (@KapilSharmaK9) September 9, 2016
BMC vigilance chief engineer Manohar Pawar and Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis have both responded to Sharma and assured that they are looking into the matter.
While Pawar asked Sharma to make a formal complaint and name the officer who demanded bribe from him, the chief minister responded to his tweet asking for the name.