Congress workers name public toilet after Rishi Kapoor

Congress workers name public toilet after Rishi Kapoor

This dubious honour was given in response to the Bollywood actor's rants against naming of Indian assets after Gandhis
26 May, 2016

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


TKhan May 26, 2016 10:36am
Toilet may have more people than the audience he had in last few movies.
Dwarakanath May 26, 2016 10:38am
In two years of Modi's tenure as PM more than 5 lakhs toilets have been built under "Swatch Bharath Abhiyan " from govts as well as from NGO's.The congress party never did such massive work during their 65 rulings .Rishi Kapoor was rightly said " why only the name of Gandhi Family for major structres in all the states and why not name of Lata Mangeshkar.Mohd Rafi ,Dilip Kumar ,Raj Kapoor etc for the streets who contributed to India's pride .He responded the his naming to toilet as I am proud because I am part of Modiji dream project swach Bharth.
PKP May 26, 2016 10:41am
Mr. Kapoor is absuletely a sensible citizen who is raising his concern about system by which determine naming of Govt. institutions. Dear sir, we are with your campain . keep alive your similiar with public interest. We salute you sir fir your initiative.
Dipak Singh May 26, 2016 10:45am
Mr. Sr. Kapoor is right indeed and yes he also proud that after his Name using toilet name because our PM already announcing this project - making toilet for "Swatch Bharat Aviyan"
SKR May 26, 2016 10:46am
A public toilet is better than some useless buildings named after politicians, it saves people from shame and help keep environment safe. The congress workers have only shown their stinking minds by this display.
R.K.Dhar May 26, 2016 11:03am
Congress is doing what it can do best under Pappu leadership.... Comedy
Kabeela Khan May 26, 2016 11:22am
ASB May 26, 2016 11:34am
Good enough. Hopefully the sycophants in Congress cannot see the merit of their action. Better to use a public toilet than defecate in public. Rishi Kapoor is right. India has many illustrious people, not just the Nehru and Gandhis. I say this despite having great admiration for a number of people from these families. But then when Shiv Sena came into power they did the same thing with Chatrapati Shivaji. So I guess it is not unique or specific to a particular family/dynasty.
Sampath May 26, 2016 11:42am
By naming a toilet in Rishi Kapoor's name does not bring down his prestige. Sanjai Gandhi was a goonda in his time. Still hospitals are named after him!!!!
Mandy May 26, 2016 12:54pm
Good response from congress...rishi should stay away from what is not his league.
Rashid Sultan May 26, 2016 01:05pm
Delhi must have a street named after Quaid - Md Ali Jinnah Road! Mr Modi take note.
Ajay vikram Singh May 26, 2016 01:28pm
One correction though - it's not about Mahatma Gandhi. He was talking gandhi political family, who adopted Gandhi surname.
Kaly May 26, 2016 03:46pm
@Mandy - Bad response....Congress is now so low in public's view....hardly anyone cares what they are doing.
Bob May 26, 2016 03:58pm
Congress workers as usual have shown their true culture. They are good at either resorting to violence, or degrading others.
PHILOSOPHER (FROM JAPAN) May 26, 2016 06:09pm
Its an honor for Kapoor Family. Isn't?
Zack Khan-USA May 26, 2016 08:27pm
@Ajay vikram Singh I agree, I think lots of people getting confused here!
ROHIT PANDEY May 27, 2016 02:28am
Let India name its national assets after ...Azim Premji, Ratan Tata, JRD Tata, C V Raman, Kailash Satyarti, Salman Rushdie, Jhumpa Lahri, Kalpana Chawla, Abhinav Bhindra Hargobind Khorana......and lots and lots more out there,contributing TONS to national pride and prestige. Sick and tired of pappu and his fond mother!:(:(
Waheed Noor May 27, 2016 02:35am
That is good. That means they did build a public toilet which they never did during their 68 year misrule.
Corruption Remover May 27, 2016 02:37am
Typical Desi no appreciative and Cynical Mentality. Rishi had raised good point. and now he has been humiliated by naming toilet on his name. If indians think that it is not true then name some toilets on Modi and Ghandi names as well and name streets and decent building with Kapoor names
Jups May 27, 2016 05:26am
@TKhan : It is absurd to make such comments without knowing what Rishi Kapoor actually said. Did you even see the Rishi Kapoor's last movie "Kapoor & Sons" that also cast Pakistani actor Fawad Khan? I rarely go to theater to watch a movie, and I did go see this one. The movie was absolutely fantastic. Every one gave a nuanced and sensitive performance including Fawad Khan, but Rishi Kapoor as grand father was masterly and superlative. The movie with 150 Crore Rs collection, is highest grosser of 2016, where as FAN of SRK despite his good performance is struggling to cross 100 Crore mark.
Naveen May 28, 2016 03:06am
@Rashid Sultan There is one very prominent St named after him