Congress calls Rishi Kapoor ‘power hungry’ after he blasts Gandhis
Actor, in tweets on/ Thursday, had accused Congress governments of naming landmarks after the Gandhi family, but Nirupam rejected the hisindia Updated: May 18, 2016 18:24 IST
The Congress said on Wednesday Rishi Kapoor was “parochial” and sought “power” after the actor questioned why landmarks in the country were named after the Gandhi family.
“Rishi Kapoor fails to realise the contribution of the Gandhi family towards nation building,” Mumbai Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam told PTI.
“Some people say anything for the sake of power and due to their parochial attitude,” he said.
Kapoor, in tweets on Wednesday, had accused Congress governments of naming landmarks after the Gandhi family, but Nirupam rejected the his allegations.
“I have sent him a list of airports in the country, named after several important leaders from Maharana Pratap and Shivaji Maharaj to Lal Bhadur Shastri. Saying that everything is named after the Gandhi family is not correct,” Nirupam said.
In Delhi, Congress spokesperson P C Chacko said “some people” wanted to “please” the BJP. “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 without naming Kapoor.
Chacko told IANS he had not seen Kapoor’s tweets “but it seems that some people are trying to abuse the Congress leadership just to get into the good books of theR
“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.
Kapoor had asked why Delhi’s airport was named Indira Gandhi International Airport. “Why not Mahatma Gandhi or Bhagat Singh, Ambedkar or on my name Rishi Kapoor. As superficial! What say.”
First Published: May 18, 2016 17:45 IST