Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Sep. 10: The Bharatiya Janata Party said on Saturday that the speed of response to comedian Kapil Sharma's tweet is already proof that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's promised 'Ache Din' have already arrived in the country.
"He (Kapil Sharma) must have realized the ' ache din' by now as within 24 hours of his tweet to the Prime Minister, the (Maharashtra) Chief Minister took action," BJP leader Prem Shukla told ANI.
He added that Kapil should definitely disclose the name of the culprit and cooperate in the investigation.
"As a responsible citizen who pays an income tax of Rs. 15 crore annually, he should definitely speak out the name of whoever asked for the bribery as well as give out the details and there should be a investigation in this matter. Kapil Sharma should cooperate in the investigation," he said.
On allegations by the Congress Party that corruption is prevlent everywhere in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Shukla said, "If there is corruption anywhere don't support it but expose it. If Congress knows where the corruption is they should highlight it and it will be investigated
Kapil Sharma lashed out at Prime Minister Modi in a tweet yesterday claiming that a BMC employee asked him to pay a bribe of Rs. five lakh for getting approval for an office in spite of paying income tax regularly.
"I am paying 15 cr income tax from last 5 year n still i have to pay 5 lacs bribe to BMC office for making my office @narendramodi. Yeh hain aapke achhe din ? (these are your achhe din?)," he said in a series of tweets.
The BMC then asked the comedian to reveal the names of the erring officials while asserting that appropriate action would be taken against them.
BMC's Vigilance Department chief Manohar Pawar said the corporation has taken the complaint seriously, adding that such cases are not tolerated.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis earlier assured the comedian that the culprit would not be spared. (ANI)