Maharashtra, Sep 12, 2016: Comedian Kapil Sharma would have been totally unaware about the consequences that will occur after his infamous ‘Ye hain aapke acche din?’ tweet to Prime minister Narendra Modi.
As Comedy King not yet disclosed the name of bribery officer, Angry BMC officials are now considering registering an FIR under the MRTP (Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning) Act. If two MRTP act cases are registered against a single person, the person may even be extender by law.
Meanwhile, Kapil tried to cool down the matter by releasing a statement where he said, “My space is on the entertainment platform and not on the news platform. I am not a part of any political organization, nor do I intend to be. I have utmost respect for the honourable Prime Minister and governments, both Union and State, its agencies and statutory bodies. I am a law abiding citizen and shall act as legally advised. This was my anger against corruption which I expressed on Twitter.”
However, political parties are not letting go of the matter despite Kapil’s statement that his move was not politically motivated. Looking at the situation, Kapil has been requesting his contacts to get him in touch with the chief minister.
BJP MLA Ram Kadam lead a protest outside his house today as Sharma does not name people who sought a bribe from him.
Sharma also faced scathing remarks from many after the civic body’s records indicated that K West ward office had carried out a demolition of illegal extensions atop and adjacent to his bungalow in Versova. Officials claimed these extensions had destroyed a portion of mangroves that abut the bungalow.
Activists from various citizen groups demanded that action be taken against Sharma for destroying mangroves and for unauthorized construction on Coastal Regulatory Zones.
The comedian-actor stirred up a controversy by tagging PM Modi where he took a dig at “achhe din” asking if the demand for a bribe for constructing a new office signalled the coming of “achhe din.”
After his tweet grabs media attention, Maharashtra CM Fadanvis replied requesting him to name the officials and promised prompt action. The CM’s tweet was followed by a personal tweet by the chief of the BMC’s vigilance department to Kapil asking him to reveal the names of the corrupt officials who asked for the bribe.