Congress says Rishi Kapoor may be pleasing ruling BJP


The Congress on Wednesday said people were targeting the Gandhis “to get into the good books” of the ruling BJP, after actor Rishi Kapoor questioned why important assets of the country were named after the Gandhi family.

Congress spokesperson P.C. Chacko, however, didn’t name the veteran actor, but told the media that “it was merely an attempt by some people to get into the good books of those in power”.

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Chacko said he had not seen Rishi Kapoor’s tweets “but it seems that some people are trying to abuse the Congress leadership just to get into the good books of the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party).”

“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.

Rishi Kapoor earlier in a series of tweets deprecated the fact that previous Congress governments have named important assets of the country after the Gandhi family.

He said the present government must consider renaming the assets after those who have contributed to the society.

He 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.”



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