With a manoeuvre right out of the pages of a slapstick Bollywood script, the Congress (or at least its supporters) has struck back at Rishi Kapoor's late night Twitter musings against institutions named after the Gandhi family members.
In a move that will leave high-schoolers or at best, fans of Sajid Khan films in awe, Congress supporters named a public toilet after Kapoor in Allahabad.
The supporters ceremoniously cut a red ribbon in front of a poster declaring the renaming, which flaunted a picture of the actor. A few children gathered at the scene (appropriately) looked on.
Allahabad (UP): Congress supporters name public toilet after Rishi Kapoor in response to the actor's tweet pic.twitter.com/xuXFi7gj9u
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 24, 2016
This comes following the veteran actor's, now famous, "Baap ka maal samjh rakha tha?" jibe at the Gandhi family.
In a series of tweets last week, Kapoor attacked renaming of public institutions after politicians, and mused (quite publicly) why the names of illustrious cultural ambassadors — such as Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey, Lata Mangeshkar, Dev Anand, Raj Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan — or eminent industrialists like JRD Tata, were not used for more public institutions.
“We must name important assets of the country (after people) who have contributed to society. Har cheez Gandhi ke naam? I don't agree. Sochna log!” Rishi tweeted, adding in another post, “Baap ka maal samajh rakha hai?”
This was not the first time Kapoor had tweeted his thoughts about the Gandhi family. A few days before that, he had tweeted about the AgustaWestland scam, while in April 2015, when there was a lot of media attention on Rahul Gandhi's return to India after a sabbatical, the veteran actor had tweeted: "Why this fuss and hullabaloo? Someone just back after a holiday yaar give him a break. When is he to enjoy his money? In faltu days na? Samjho".
And if you were wondering, of course, the public toilet has not been officially renamed.
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Published Date: May 24, 2016 03:40 pm | Updated Date: May 24, 2016 03:42 pm