This Article is From May 18, 2016

"Har Cheez Gandhi Ke Naam?" Rishi Kapoor, Straight Up on Twitter

'Har Cheez Gandhi Ke Naam?'  Rishi Kapoor, Straight Up on Twitter

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  • "Change Gandhi family assets named by Congress," Rishi Kapoor wrote
  • "If roads in Delhi can be changed why not Congress assets," he added
  • He has established himself as an agent provocateur of sorts on Twitter
New Delhi: In a series of tweets late Tuesday, actor Rishi Kapoor suggested that roads and buildings named by the Congress after members of the Gandhi family be retitled.

"If roads in Delhi can be changed, why not Congress assets/property?," tweeted Mr Kapoor. He was referring to Minister of State for External Affairs Gen (retd) VK Singh's proposal that Akbar Road in the capital be renamed after Maharana Pratap. Aurangzeb Road has already been rechristened Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road.

He suggested that roads in Mumbai be similarly renamed after Lata Mangeshkar and JRD Tata and offered several alternatives from the film industry, among them Amitabh Bachchan, Mohd Rafi and his father Raj Kapoor.

In typically outspoken fashion, Mr Kapoor questioned why so many buildings are named after Indira Gandhi or her son Rajiv. 'Baap ka maal samajh rakha tha?,' tweeted the 63-year-old actor, who has established himself as an agent provocateur of sorts on Twitter.

Mr Kapoor's tweets instantly prompted responses on Twitter. Several agreed with him, others didn't. Some of those disagreeing reminded the actor that he himself belongs to a dynasty, like the Gandhis.

Rishi Kapoor was last seen in Kapoor And Sons.