Mumbai: Stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma, whose tweets against BMC officers seeking a bribe of Rs 5 lakh kicked up political storm, today said he only expressed his anger against corruption and that he is neither part of any political organisation nor does he intend to be.
Kapil, however, did not put forth his side on the civic body’s allegations of violation of norms at his Versova office building and in his apartment in suburban Goregaon.
“I have only expressed my concerns. However, it has taken a shape of an unnecessary controversy. My space is on the entertainment platform and not on the news platform. I am not a part of any political organisation and nor do I intend to be,” Kapil said in a statement here.
“I have utmost respect for the honourable Prime Minister and Governments, both Union and State, its agencies and Statutory Bodies. I am a law abiding citizen and shall act as legally advised. This was my anger against corruption which I expressed on twitter,” the popular comedian added.
Kapil had yesterday tweeted that he had been asked to pay a bribe of Rs 5 lakh by an official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) which, in turn, claimed that the actor had carried out “illegal construction” at his office for which a notice had been served on him two months ago.
Kapil levelled the allegation in the tweets, in which he tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi, questioning if this was the “achche din” (good days) he had promised.
The post of Kapil, who has over 6.22 million followers on Twitter, was ‘retweeted’ and ‘liked’ by thousands on the social media platform.
The civic body has claimed that the artist had flouted norms not only in his Versova office building, but also in his apartment in suburban Goregaon.