Rahul Gandhi's remark in the US on the dynastic legacy in India has not gone down well with Rishi Kapoor. The veteran actor lambasted the Congress vice-president, saying respect of the people needs to be earned through hard work and can not be taken "zabardasti" (forcefully).
When asked about dynastic politics in India, Rahul Gandhi, who is on a two-week visit to the US, gave examples of several political families and said: "that's how the entire country is run."
This Rishi Kapoor fuming and he took to twitter to vent his ire.
Rahul Gandhi.In the 106 years of Indian cinema of India, Kapoor's contribution is 90 years. And each generation is chosen by public on merit— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) September 12, 2017
By God's grace we are in 4 generations.Prithviraj Kapoor.Raj Kapoor.Randhir Kapoor.Ranbir Kapoor-Males.Besides all others. You see otherwise— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) September 12, 2017
So don't bullshit people on "Dynasty" You have to earn people's respect and love through hard work not zabardasti and gundagardi.— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) September 12, 2017
Rahul also drew flak from different quarters especially from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party which called him a "failed dynast".
Union Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday said, "A failed dynast spoke on a failed political journey in the US...Fact that he says that dynasts and dynasties are the very fulcrum of India in itself is an anomaly."
"After failing to connect with Indians, Rahul chooses a platform of convenience for berating political opponents," Irani added.
Rahul, in his address to students of the University of California, Berkeley, said, "Dynastic politics is a problem in all political parties. Akhilesh (Yadav son of Mulayam Singh Yadav of the Samajwadi Party), (MK) 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."