When Kapil Sharma sent out his now infamous ‘Ye hain aapke acche din?’ tweet to Prime minister Narendra Modi, he may not have known the extent of the controversy it would trigger.
From being hailed as a crusader against corruption (his tweet to Modi was prefaced with one where Sharma alleged that he had been asked for a Rs 5 lakh bribe by BMC officials in order to construct his office space in Mumbai) the popular comedian found himself on the other side of the dock — where he now stands accused of illegal constructions at his properties, flouting environmental norms and facing a prospective FIR.
Controversy over illegal construction after he taunts PM Modi on ‘ache din’
Popular comedian Kapil Sharma’s tweet alleging that he was asked to pay bribe by a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official for constructing his office boomeranged as the Mumbai civic body turned around to accuse the TV star of violating building rules.
The comedy star stirred huge political controversy as he tagged PM Narendra Modi in a sarcastic tweet saying: “ye hai aap ke ache din? (Are these your good days?). Before tagging the PM, the star, who hosts the immensely popular The Kapil Sharma Show, complained that he was asked to pay a bribe despite paying Rs 15 crore as income tax. Kapil Sharma stirred huge political controversy as he tagged PM Narendra Modi in a sarcastic tweet
“Paying 15cr income tax from last 5 years n still I have to pay 5 lacs to BMC office for making my office,” he tweeted triggering a social media spectacle with star getting torn between those who hailed him for flagging corruption and the ones who trolled him for violating building laws.
Kapil Sharma’s direct barb at the PM sparked a row with Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis asking the TV star to name the officer. Kapil Sharma’s direct barb at the PM sparked a row with Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis asking the TV star to name the officerHe even promised to punish the person. Shiv Sena’s youth wing chief Aadtiya Thackeray also sought action if the claims were found to be true.
“Kapilbhai pls provide all info. Have directed MC, BMC to take strictest action. We will not spare the culprit,” tweeted Fadnavis.
A full blown political controversy erupted as the opposition jumped onto the bandwagon and attacked the Modi government of hollow promises of delivering a corruption free administration. But the BMC later claimed that Sharma was served a notice in August to stop the illegal construction work of his office.The civic body in fact, is now considering booking Kapil Sharma under the stringent Maharashtra Regional Town Planning (MRTP) Act, a non-bailable offence, for illegal construction at his bungalow in Andheri West. “We called him several times but he said he was very busy and could not meet. Then in May two BMC officers – Khan and Pawar – whom Kapil has accused of demanding bribe, met him at the Film City,” said an officer adding that Kapil Sharma was planning to use the residential premises for commercial use.
Kapil Sharma on tweet row
Kapil Sharma raked controversy by tweeting about the alleged corruption in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the former issued a clarification regarding the same saying he was only expressing his concern and anger and that he has utmost respect for the Prime Minister and the government.
“I have utmost respect for the prime minister and the government, both union and state. This was my anger against corruption that I expressed on twitter,”
MNS files complaint against Kapil Sharma
Raj Thackeray-led MNS filed a complaint against the artist for keeping mum on his allegation that he was asked money by the civic officials, and violation of building norms by him.
Police files case against Kapil Sharma
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) sub-engineer Abhay Jagtap had lodged a complaint at Oshiwara police station in this regard. In the complaint, Jagtap had alleged that Sharma, who owns a flat in DLH Enclave on New Link Road in Goregaon, had violated norms and carried out illegal construction in the flat, a senior police official said. Based on the complaint, Sharma was booked under section 53(7) of Maharashtra Regional Town Planning Act (MRTP) 1966.
Is Kapil planing to join Sidhu’s party
A day after his TV comedy show judge Navjot Sidhu launched his political front Awaaz-e-Punjab, Kapil Sharma today took a jibe at PM Narendra Modi, questioning the ‘achhe din’ claim after he was allegedly asked by BMC officials to pay bribe for the ongoing construction work at his new work place.
Actor Irfan Khan received notice over illegal construction in same building.
After comedian -actor Kapil Sharma, actor Irrfan Khan too landed in trouble over unauthorized construction at his flat. Irrfan resides on fifth-floor of the same building in Goregaon as Kapil and according to BMC reports, the actor has shown contempt against rules of construction. Both Irrfan and Kapil, are residents of DLH Enclave and the building has been into news for all the wrong reasons.
Politicians tweet support to Kapil Sharma
Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray “thank you for being an alert Mumbaikar. Wld req you to assist Mayor and the MC to help in the drive against corruption Further he also tweeted saying”
- Congress MLA Nitesh Rane “What’s the use of reacting to 1 Kapil Sharma..There r many Kapil Sharmas in Mumbai who face the same trouble with the @MCGM_BMC every day”