Stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma made headlines on Friday morning after accusing a BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) official of demanding a bribe of Rs 5 lakh. He also tweeted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking whether this was defined as 'acche din'.
Even Maharashtra Chief Minister acknowledged the matter and assured Sharma to take appropriate action against the culprit.
And expectedly, Twitterati had a lot to say:
Shouldn't @KapilSharmaK9 have complained before paying BMC the bribe. Paying a bribe by itself is an offence.— Rahul Kanwal (@rahulkanwal) September 9, 2016
15 crore tax per year means Kapil makes around 50-60 crores each year. Thats 5 crore every month. Whoaaa.... https://t.co/mtdFYyzZXw— Manak Gupta (@manakgupta) September 9, 2016
"मोदी को कुछ बुरा बोलो, पब्लिसिटी और दूसरी पार्टी का सपोर्ट फोकट मैं मिल जाएगा" #KapilSharma took this very seriously..😁— Indolent Indian (@indolent_dv) September 9, 2016
Kapil sharma wants acche din for illegal construction...hahaha funniest joke he ever made!— Sharvi Sparkle (@SharviSparkle) September 9, 2016
Many supported the comedian, applauding his move
Why would you target Kapil Sharma for highlighting an age old problem? Imagine how tough it is for the rest. A good thing to have spoken out— Ashwin Mushran (@ashwinmushran) September 9, 2016
Don't troll Kapil Sharma. He raised a valid concern & CM promised action. This is good. Compare this with UP & Bihar where no one reacts.— Rahul Raj (@bhak_sala) September 9, 2016
BJP must ensure that not just Kapil Sharma but every1 gets relief from #CorruptBMCHope it's not a PR gig for Modi https://t.co/5qYHGnCPNX— Shehzad Poonawalla (@Shehzad_Ind) September 9, 2016