New Delhi: The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has reacted sharply to the accusation of bribery levied by India's most celebrated comedian Kapil Sharma by saying that it will shut down 'The Kapil Sharma Show' if the actor does not tender an apology.
"It has come to our notice that, after Kapil Sharma tweeted regarding one of MNS workers, that he has made an illegal construction through a low-housing scheme, where he has made four floors which are illegal. And that too in a land that has been declared as mangroves. You cannot touch mangroves and the minute you touch them, you can be arrested. So this is the first concern that I have. How has he been allowed to do this?" MNS leader Shalini Thackeray said as she condemned Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for not taking any action against the actor.
"He has done illegal construction for which he should be penalised and arrested. That kind of action has not taken place from the Chief Minister. On the contrary, the Chief Minister has supported him and assured him that an investigation will take place on the BMC officials who have done their duty. I did not expect from him. In fact, we demand that the Chief Minister take out orders to arrest Kapil Sharma," the MNS leader added.
She also alleged that the actor had raked up the issue because he wanted to divert people's attention from the main issue which was that that he had committed irregularities. The comedy show host was served a notice on 26th July following which demolition was carried out on September 4.
The actor was embroiled in intense bouts of controversy when he tweeted that he had been paying Rs 15 crore as Income Tax to the government, but still had to pay a bribe of Rs 5 lakh to officials. Kapil Sharma also tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his tweets.