BMC bribe row: I did not blame any political party, says Kapil Sharma

| Updated: Sep 10, 2016 02:16 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 9 (ANI): Comedian Kapil Sharma, who is facing the ire of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Shiv Sena and Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) over his bribe allegations against Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials, on Friday insisted that he just "voiced his concern on the corruption he faced" and did not "blame any political party." "I just voiced my concern on the corruption I faced with certain individuals..Its No blame on any political party be it BJP, MNS or ShivSena," Sharma said in a tweet. The MNS had earlier in the day threatened Sharma to prove bribe allegations against BMC officials or face action. "Kapil Sharma said that a MNS worker asked for bribe to legalize his under construction building, we challenge him to prove his allegations. If he is unable to prove his allegations then we won't allow him to shoot in Mumbai till he apologises to us," Maharashtra Navnirman Sena's (MNS) Chitrapat Sena President Amey Khopkar said. Kapil Sharma has claimed that he was asked to pay a bribe by a BMC official for his new office that is under construction. BMC vigilance chief engineer Manohar Pawar and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis have both responded to Sharma and assured that they are looking into the matter. While Pawar asked Sharma to make a formal complaint and name the officer who demanded bribe from him, the Chief Minister responded to his tweet asking for the name. (ANI)