Kapil Sharma questions Modi's `acche din', alleges bribe demand by BMC officials


Mumbai: Comedian-actor Kapil Sharma has said that he will meet the Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to name the BMC officials who had asked for bribe. Kapil had earlier alleged that BMC officials had asked for bribe to give approval to his under construction office. He had taken to Twitter to lodge a compalint with Prime Minister Narendra Modi about alleged corruption in Mumbai's civic body and wondered if these were the "achhe din" (good days) he had promised.

Kapil, said on Twitter that he has been paying Rs 15 crore as income tax for the last five years but has been asked for a Rs 500,000 bribe by BMC officials.

He tagged Modi's Twitter handle @narendramodi in the post.

"I am paying 15 crores income tax from last 5 years and still I have to pay 5 lacs bribe to BMC office for making my office Narendra Modi," Kapil tweeted.

In another tweet, Kapil asked Modi if these are the "acche din" (better days) he had promised.

"Yeh hain aapke achhe din? Narendra Modi," he added.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis responded to Kapil's tweets and asked him to provide all information in this regard and promised that the culprits would not be spared.

"Kapilbhai please provide all information. Have directed MC, BMC to take strictest action. We will not spare the culprit. Kapil Sharma. Narendra Modi," Fadnavis tweeted. On the other hand, the BMC held a press conference and accepted that the charges were serious and wrote a letter to Kapil Sharma asking him to file a written complaint. 


Meanwhile, a BMC team reached Kapil's under construction office to serve a notice, but returned without serving as the office was closed
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