Stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma’s tweet to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on being asked bribe by Mumbai civic officials snowballed into a major political controversy on Friday. 
It now appears that the TV host himself is on the wrong side of law. Political parties, including the BJP, Shiv Sena and MNS, gunned for the 35-year-old actor even as the opposition Congress and NCP, which defended him early in the day, later targeted the ruling alliance for corruption in the civic body.
In a two- tweets, the actor targeted Modi, the Maharashtra government and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). “I am paying 15 cr Income Tax from last 5 year n still I have to pay 5 lakhs bribe to BMC office for making my office…yeh hain aapke achhe din? @narendramodi,” Sharma tweeted.
Soon, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis tweeted back and announced a probe and also asked Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta to look into the issue. “Kapilbhai pls provide all info. Have directed MC, BMC to take strictest action. We will not spare the culprit. @KapilSharmaK9 @narendramodi,” Fadnavis posted on Twitter.
Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray’s son and Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray also mounted pressure on the actor. “@KapilSharmaK9 thank you for being an alert Mumbaikar. Would request you to assist Mayor and the MC to help in the drive against corruption,” he tweeted.Meanwhile, BMC’s Chief Engineer (Vigilance) Manohar Pawar sent a letter to Sharma seeking information from his side and assured that the disclosure would be kept confidential. 
Later, it came to light that an unauthorised construction by the actor on his property was demolished by the BMC on August 4. The actor was issued a stop work notice and a copy was also marked to the Versova Police station.
When reports of violation came to light, Kapil tweeted: “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 Shiv Sena”.

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