'Don't bullshit people on 'Dynasty' '

Lawrence Kim
September 13, 2017

It was a Question-Answer session at the University of California, Berkeley on India at 70: Reflections on the Path Forward, when Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was asked whether or not he was ready to take charge of the party ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Even Mr Abhishek Bachchan is a dynast, also Mr Ambani. "Most of the country runs like this".

Ravi Shankar Prasad said "Rahul Gandhi is breaking the well-laid tradition of Indian polity -that is when you go overseas, you don't speak ill about the government".

BJP was obviously expected to slam Rahul Gandhi's speech, but no one thought that Rishi Kapoor would lose his cool over the speech. The politician stated, "Most parties in India have that problem".

The Congress vice-president seems to have come a long way from his early days when a mere mention of dynasty or family politics would push him into a defensive shell and long explanation.

In a series of tweets, Kapoor attacked Gandhi, asking him to not "bullshit people on dynasty".

Following his comments, Rishi Kapoor, one of the most controversial and vocal Bollywood celebrities, went on a rant against Gandhi on Twitter by highlighting the contribution of the Kapoor in India cinema and how their four generations survived in the industry, purely on merit, for 90 years. "By God's grace we are in 4 generations".

Rishi Kapoor faced backlashes due to his tweets, but undeterred from the onslaught from trolls, the senior Kapoor went ballistic hailing comparing Gandhi Dynasty to Gundagardi. Besides all others. You see otherwise. "Akhilesh (Yadav son of Mulayam Singh Yadav of the Samajwadi Party), (M.K.) Stalin (son of M. Karunanidhi in DMK), Abhishek Bachchan (son of Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan) - are all examples of dynastic legacy, also (Mukesh and Anil) Ambani (son of Dhirubhai Ambani), that's how the entire country is running", Gandhi had said.

Rahul Gandhi hadn't responded to Rishi Kapoor till the time of going online.

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