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Disappointed Over Actor Rishi Kapoor's Remarks On Naming Public Places After Gandhi Family, Some Congress Workers On Saturday Staged A Protest And Burnt Effigies Of The Actor At Mangoor Hill, Vasco.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aman Dwivedi | Updated on: 29 May 2016, 10:48:32 AM
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New Delhi:

Disappointed over actor Rishi Kapoor's remarks on naming public places after Gandhi family, some Congress workers on Saturday staged a protest and burnt effigies of the actor at Mangoor Hill, Vasco.  

It should be recalled that veteran actor had shown disagreement on naming public institution after the name Gandhis.

Speaking to reporters during their protest, Congress leader Saifullah Khan said, “The irresponsible statement of Rishi Kapoor on the Gandhi family shows that such people are traitors of the country.”

 "The Gandhi family has sacrificed their life for the nation and has made the country proud, but instead of giving them high respect, the actor made loose statements without giving any thought to the repercussions. He is an actor and should concentrate only on acting and not indulge in dirty politics for media publicity."

Before this, a team of Congress supporters had named a public toilet after Rishi Kapoor. In a series of tweets, Kapoor raised questions over naming of public institutions like Indira Gandhi International Air Port, Rajeev Gandhi Udyog (Film City) after the names of Nehru-Gandhi family ancestors. 

“Why Indira G airport International? Why not Mahatma Gandhi or Bhagat Singh Ambedkar or on my name Rishi Kapoor. As superficial! What say?” Tweeted Kapoor.

“Imagine Mohamad Rafi Mukesh Manna Dey Kishore Kumar venues on their name like in our country. Just a suggestion” he added.

The 63-year-old actor even raised doubts over renaming of Mumbai Film City. “Film City should be named Dilip Kumar,Dev Anand, Ashok Kumar ya Amitabh Bachchan ke naam? Rajeev Gandhi udyog Kya hota hai? Socho doston!”

“We must name important assets of the country who have contributed to society. Har cheez Gandhi ke naam? I don’t agree. Sochna log!” said the Damini actor.

“If roads in Delhi can be changed why not Congress assets/property ke naam? Was in Chandigarh wahan bhi Rajeev Gandhi assets? Socho? Why?”  

“Change Gandhi family assets named by Congress.Bandra/Worli Sea Link to Lata Mangeshkar or JRD Tata link road. Baap ka maal samjh rakha tha ?” He said in a Tweet.  

Offended and disappointed with veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor’s comments against the Gandhi family, Congress workers from Vasco staged a protest and even burnt his effigy at Mangoor Hill, Vasco, on Saturday evening.

Speaking to reporters during their protest, Congress leader Saifullah Khan said, “The irresponsible statement of Rishi Kapoor on the Gandhi family shows that such people are traitors of the country.”

 The Gandhi family has sacrificed their life for the nation and has made the country proud, but instead of giving them high respect, the actor made loose statements without giving any thought to the repercussions. He is an actor and should concentrate only on acting and not indulge in dirty politics for media publicity.”

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First Published : 29 May 2016, 09:10:00 AM

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