Rishi rants against Cong for nam­ing roads, build­ings af­ter the Gand­his

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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

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