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RK questions over naming of everything after Gandhis

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor storms social media: Why everything is named after Gandhi family members

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: May 18 2016 3:40PM | Updated Date: May 18 2016 4:14PM

RK questions over naming of everything after Gandhis
Rishi Kapoor is known for his frank and outspoken tweets. In his recent tweet Kapoor has created a storm while mentioning that everything in India is named after Gandhis be them roadways, airports and railway stations.
On Tuesday the actor snapped at the political system of India and the Gandhi family. The 63-year-old actor questioned the naming of roadways, airports and railway stations after the Gandhi family members.
As a step further he gave a long list of suggestions which can replace the Gandhi family names such as film personalities, sports persons and even his own name (in a joking manner). 
The veteran actor then asked for suggestion from people on whether or not the names can be after film personalities like Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, Ashok Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and others.
“Raj Kapoor has made India proud over the years all over even after his death. Certainly more than What has been perceived by politics,” Rishi added.
Rishi who got active only a few months ago - with his opinionated, self-deprecating and charming self has often created storms online with his frank and outspoken tweets.
“If roads in Delhi can be changed why not Congress assets/property ke naam? Was in Chandigarh wahan bhi Rajeev Gandhi assets? Socho? Why?” the actor tweeted on Tuesday.
“We must name important assets of the country who have contributed to society. Har cheez Gandhi ke naam? I don’t agree. Sochna log!” he again tweeted.