NEW DELHI: Angered by his claim that far too many Indian institutions and places were named after the Nehru-Gandhi family, Congress workers have called a public toilet in Allahabad after movie actor Rishi Kapoor, local reports said on Thursday.
“Some Congress workers, from the youth wing of the party, hung a poster, naming (a) public toilet in the Shivaji Park area after the Bollywood film actor and inviting the people to use the public toilet more and more,” the Indo Asian News Service said.
It said last week, Rishi Kapoor in a series of tweets questioned why “har cheez” (everything) in the country is named after the Gandhis.
“Change Gandhi family assets named by Congress... Baap ka maal samjh rakha tha?
(Do they consider it their father’s property?),” tweeted the 63-year-old 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?” Mr Kapoor wrote.
“We must name important assets of the country who have contributed to society. Har cheez Gandhi ke naam? I don’t agree. Sochna log!”
Originally published in Dawn, May 26th, 2016