Aaditya Thackeray thanks Kapil Sharma for being an ‘alert Mumbaikar’ after BMC tweet

Kapil Sharma's tweet, thanks to his expansive follower base, went viral and prompted reactions from the BMC and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 9, 2016 12:13 pm
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Aaditya Thackeray, president of the youth wing of the Shiv Sena, thanked comedian and actor Kapil Sharma after the latter’s tweet complaining of corruption within the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Thackeray’s party, the Shiv Sena, holds majority of seats in the BMC council.

Sharma earlier today tweeted, tagging Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging corruption and bribe-taking within the civic body, known as the richest in India. He said even though he has been paying Rs 15 crore as income tax for the past five years, he still has to pay Rs 5 lakh to BMC officials for setting up an office in Mumbai. On a satirical note, he also asked the Prime Minister whether this was ‘acche din’ (good days) as promised by Modi when he ran for office in 2014.

Sharma’s tweet, thanks to his expansive follower base, went viral and prompted reactions from the BMC and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Thackeray, who is also quite active on the micro-blogging platform, tweeted out to Sharma thanking him for being an ‘alert Mumbaikar’ and requested him to assist the Mayor in leading the fight against corruption. He also demanded details of the BMC officer who had allegedly asked for bribe from Sharma.

Sharma hosts a popular comedy show on television that garners a large number of viewers. Although his show has often been criticised for being ‘sexist’ and ‘misogynist’, it has hoisted Sharma to the national stage and even onto Bollywood. In the show, Sharma has interviewed a wide range of celebrities from cinema to sports and politics.