Thank you all for your unprecedented unconditional support,love and solidarity for what I said. Mera Bharat Mahaan!? Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) May 18, 2016
Thank you, thank you world over! Your reaction coming is unprecedented. I meant it from my heart and you know it. And I know you know it!? Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) May 18, 2016
Mr Kapoor had used strong words to slam the naming of the streets after the Gandhis: "Baap ka maal samajh rakha tha? Har cheez Gandhi ke naam?" and some of his fans and followers were singing in the same tune:
I agree with Rishi Kapoor. Too many national assets named after Gandhis.? Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) May 18, 2016
Some national liabilities also.
Thank you Rishi Kapoor ji for raising this. By speaking truth, you earn our respect. May the universe bless you! https://t.co/Rd9eQ76eix? Tufail Ahmad (@tufailelif) May 18, 2016
Because Rishi Kapoor questioned naming of assets after Gandhis, Libtards have already made him a Bhakt fishing for Rajya Sabha seat & Padma? (@ggiittiikkaa) May 18, 2016
Some users however reminded Mr Kapoor that what Gandhis are to Congress, Kapoors are to Bollywood:
Hope Rishi Kapoor remembers that what the Gandhi family is to politics the Kapoor family is to Bollywood.? Rashi Kakkar (@rashi_kakkar) May 18, 2016
@chintskap changing names would uplift Indian economy & eradicate all hunger problems.You born with silver spoon.More impo things than name? iAntiNationaL (@4News0) May 18, 2016
Meanwhile, Mr Kapoor's biting tweets also brought enraged Congressmen to his Pali Hill residence.
This is what Mr Kapoor had tweeted on Wednesday which started the debate:
Change Gandhi family assets named by Congress.Bandra/Worli Sea Link to Lata Mangeshkar or JRD Tata link road. Baap ka maal samjh rakha tha ?? Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) May 17, 2016
If roads in Delhi can be changed why not Congress assets/property ke naam? Was in Chandigarh wahan bhi Rajeev Gandhi assets? Socho? Why?? Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) May 17, 2016
We must name important assets of the country who have contributed to society. Har cheez Gandhi ke naam? I don't agree. Sochna log!? Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) May 17, 2016
Film City should be named Dilip Kumar,Dev Anand,Ashok Kumar ya Amitabh Bachchan ke naam? Rajeev Gandhi udyog Kya hota hai? Socho doston!? Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) May 17, 2016
Imagine Mohamad Rafi Mukesh Manna Dey Kishore Kumar venues on their name like in our country. Just a suggestion? Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) May 17, 2016
Why Indira G airport International ? Why not Mahatma Gandhi or Bhagat Singh Ambedkar or on my name Rishi Kapoor. As superficial! What say?? Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) May 17, 2016
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 Kapoor (@chintskap) May 17, 2016
Mr Kapoor, star of films like Bobby and Karz, was last seen in Shakun Batra's Kapoor and Sons.