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Bribe row: Ram Kadam asks Kapil Sharma to reveal names

Updated: Sep 10, 2016 13:20 IST

Mumbai [India], Sept. 10 (ANI): As the Kapil Sharma bribe row rages on and the comedian could not produce any names, Bharatiya Janata Party MLA, Ram Kadam threatened to protest outside Sharma's residence if the names of the erring officials were not disclosed within 24 hours.

Under fire post Kapil Sharma's claim that he had to pay a bribe of Rs. five lakh for getting approval for an office in spite of paying income tax regularly, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had assured the comedian that appropriate action will be taken after he revealed the names of the bribe takers.

But as Sharma has yet to reveal any names, Kadam said,

"Kapil Sharma should reveal the names in the next 24 hours in the interest of the nation. Otherwise, he should tell us who is pressurizing or stopping him from revealing the names of the bribe takers from BMC."

"If he does not disclose the names within 24 hours, I, as a citizen of a democratic set up, will myself go and protest outside his residence," he added.

Kadam also mentioned that in spite of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' earlier assurance that the culprit would not be spared; he had not disclosed the names.

"When Devender Fadnavis himself has assured that he won't spare the corrupt officials, what is stopping him (Sharma) from revealing the names," he added.

Sharma said he had to pay a "bribe" of Rs. five lakh to the BMC to get his office made, enquiring if that is what is meant by Prime Minister Modi's "acche din".

"I am paying 15 cr income tax from last 5 year n still i have to pay 5 lacs bribe to BMC office for making my office @narendramodi. Yeh hain aapke achhe din ? (these are your achhe din?)," he said in a series of tweets.

"Kapilbhai pls provide all info. Have directed MC, BMC to take strictest action. We will not spare the culprit," Fadnavis tweeted. (ANI)