Chandigarh, Sep 9 Congress today said the BJP government's claim of zero tolerance towards corruption "stood exposed" after stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma alleged that he had been asked to pay a bribe of Rs 5 lakh by an official of the civic body BMC in Mumbai.
"I think popular artist Kapil Sharma being openly asked for Rs 5 lakh bribe exposes Modi government's claims of zero tolerance towards corruption," Congress' spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said here.
In a sarcastic remark, Surjewala said the bribe allegations have shown what kind of "Achee Din" have come for artists.
"Whether they do anything for common people or not, but now the manner in which bribe is being sought from reputed artists and the way they are harassed, it shows what Achee Din have come..," he said.
A controversy erupted earlier today after Kapil Sharma alleged that he had been asked to pay a bribe of Rs 5 lakh by an official of the civic body 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.
In a series of tweets, Kapil levelled the bribe allegation and tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking if this was the "achche din" (good days) he had promised.