Rishi rants against Cong for naming roads, buildings after the Gandhis
Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor waded into a political row on Wednesday after he ranted against the Congress for naming roads and buildings after members of the Gandhi family.
For its part, the Congress dismissed the 63-year-old actor’s remarks as carp.“Last time I heard of him was in the movie Bobby. His remarks are not worth commenting on,” party spokesman Manish Tewari said. “He has no role to play in public life.”
Kapoor usually keeps his public opinion private but is broadcasting his views of late through his Twitter handle @chintskap, starting with the Hindu nationalist-right for growing religious intolerance in the country.
In a series of explosive tweets late Tuesday, his target was the Congress that has ruled the country for nearly half-acentury.
“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? (Did they consider it family property?),” he posted.
Rishi Kapoor: Sparking a row