In a fresh twist to the Kapil Sharma tweet row — in which he alleged that he had been asked for a bribe by officials of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation for building his office space — the civic body has responded to the allegation.
CNN News 18 reported that Sharma's office building was an illegal construction, according to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, which issued him a notice in this regard.
However, the BMC contends that Sharma did not respond to their notice.
On Thursday evening (8 September) Sharma — who is the host of the popular TV show Comedy Nights With Kapil — tweeted that he had been asked for a Rs 5 lakh bribe by the BMC in exchange for permissions to build his office space.
Kapil followed up the revelation with a tweet to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking, 'Yeh hain aapke achhe din'?
Sharma's tweet, however, had got a quick response from Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, who assured the comedian that his allegation would be investigated.
In the meantime, several members of the Bharatiya Janata Party expressed their disapproval of Sharma's tweet to Modi.
They hinted at 'AAP's hand behind Kapil's allegation', as per CNN News 18. There were also questions raised over why Sharma didn't file a police complaint about the bribe demand.
Sharma, who spoke exclusively to CNN News 18 on Friday, maintained that he has done no wrong.