Popular stand-up comedian and actor Kapil Sharma on Friday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his claims for delivering achche din promise.
Taking to Twitter, Sharma, said that he was being asked to pay Rs 5 lakh as bribe in order to set up his new office.
He wrote, “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. Yeh hain aapke achhe din? ”
Reacting to Sharma’s tweet, Maharashtra chief minister, Devendra Fadnavis, announced strictest action against those who had asked for a bribe.
He tweeted, ” Kapilbhai pls provide all info. Have directed MC,BMC to take strictest action. We will not spare the culprit. @KapilSharmaK9 @narendramodi.”
Manohar Pawar, Vigilance officer, BMC, said that they had requested Kapil Sharma to disclose the name of the BMC officer who demanded the bribe.
Meanwhile, India Today reported that Mumbai Police was planning to summon Sharma in BMC bribe case.
Sharma’s outbursts caused quite a ripple as nobody expected Sharma to launch a tirade at Modi given that, not so long ago, the prime minister had nominated him a brand ambassador for his pet scheme Swacch Bharat.
While Fadnavis reacted positively to this public criticism of Sharma, other BJP supporters weren’t kind to the comedian as they began attacking the popular TV host on microblogging site.
Then there were those in the media who questioned why Sharma had not intimated police before paying the bribe.
With Sharma dominating social media conversation, Kapil Sharma soon became a top Twitter trend.
Here are some of the comments from social media:
Unfortunately for Sanghis, Kapil Sharma is not Muslim, Christian, Dalit; Or a woman to be trolled as a whore. Now searching family history..
— Suryanarayan Ganesh (@gsurya) September 9, 2016
Kapil Sharma tried to b a hero complaining abt corruption.Stupidly confessed to palm greasing.Will face prosecution. https://t.co/8ikYvpbGDX
— Shanta Chari (@newagesong) September 9, 2016
Kapil Bhai जरा यह तो बताओ तुमने 5 लाख रिश्वत के क्यो दिये? ? आपने ACB से Contact क्यो नही किया? दाल मे काला ह https://t.co/cCyw8U8NQs
— MANOJ बजाज (@manoj74b) September 9, 2016
— Manak Gupta (@manakgupta) September 9, 2016
Shouldn't @KapilSharmaK9 have complained before paying BMC the bribe. Paying a bribe by itself is an offence.
— Rahul Kanwal (@rahulkanwal) September 9, 2016
— SUHEL SETH (@suhelseth) September 9, 2016
— Milind Deora (@milinddeora) September 9, 2016
Why would you target Kapil Sharma for highlighting an age old problem? Imagine how tough it is for the rest. A good thing to have spoken out
— Ashwin Mushran (@ashwinmushran) September 9, 2016
— Shehzad Poonawalla (@Shehzad_Ind) September 9, 2016
Don't troll Kapil Sharma. He raised a valid concern & CM promised action. This is good. Compare this with UP & Bihar where no one reacts.
— Bhak Sala (@bhak_sala) September 9, 2016
Kapil Sharma, his family, relatives (real & imaginary), friends, employers, pets (if any)- new troll targets today! https://t.co/VOUWc2X8CI
— Rohini Singh (@Rohinisgh_ET) September 9, 2016