64 places named after Gandhis in Delhi alone: Rishi Kapoor tweets map
The 63-year-old actor on Thursday again tweeted out a map of Delhi, highlighting the places named after the Nehrus and Gandhis.india Updated: May 20, 2016 22:25 IST
It looks like Rishi Kapoor is still not done with the Gandhi family.
The 63-year-old actor on Thursday tweeted a map of Delhi, highlighting the places named after the Nehrus and Gandhis.
THINK. There are 64 prominent places named after them only in New Delhi! Do you need that many to commemorate them? pic.twitter.com/zdmVEAaal7— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) May 19, 2016
Earlier this week, the actor stirred a political storm when he posted a thread of tweets, slamming the Congress Party for naming important places such as roadways, railways and airports after the Nehrus and Gandhis.
”Change Gandhi family assets named by Congress.Bandra/Worli Sea Link to Lata Mangeshkar or JRD Tata link road. Baap ka maal samjh rakha tha ?” he 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?— 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 veteran actor then asked for suggestion from people on whether or not the names can be after film personalities such as Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, Ashok Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan.
“Film City should be named Dilip Kumar,Dev Anand,Ashok Kumar ya Amitabh Bachchan ke naam? Rajeev Gandhi udyog Kya hota hai? Socho doston!” Kapoor wrote.
“Imagine Mohamad Rafi Mukesh Manna Dey Kishore Kumar venues on their name like in our country. Just a suggestion” he tweeted.
“Why Indira G airport International ? Why not Mahatma Gandhi or Bhagat Singh Ambedkar or on my name Rishi Kapoor. As superficial! What say?” the next tweet read.
“Raj Kapoor has made India proud over the years all over even after his death. Certainly more than What has been perceived by politics,” it added.
Reacting to Kapoor’s tweets, the Congress called him “parochial” and said he sought “power” .
“Rishi Kapoor fails to realise the contribution of the Gandhi family towards nation building,” said Mumbai Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam .
First Published: May 20, 2016 11:42 IST