Legendary actress Sridevi passed away after a
massive cardiac arrest this morning.
Fans of the legendary actress, film fraternity, luminaries all walks of life and social media followers are in a state of shock at Sridevi’s untimely death.
In the midst of it all the Indian National Congress tweeted the following from their official Twitter handle...
“We regret to hear about the passing away of Sridevi. An actor par excellence. A legend who will continue to live in our hearts through her stellar body of work. Our deepest condolences to her loved ones. She was awarded the Padma Shri by the UPA Govt in 2013,” read the tweet.
Was that 'by the UPA Govt' really necessary INC, in a condolence message? :( pic.twitter.com/BkgrYEKYCh— Karthik (@beastoftraal) February 25, 2018
The tweet has now been deleted from the Congress party’s
official Twitter handle, but not before inviting its share of criticism.
Fans of the actress believe that the last line in the tweet, “She was awarded the Padma Shri by the UPA Govt in 2013,” wasn’t really needed in a condolence message.
Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja, was one of the first few Twitter users to point this out.
"She Was Awarded The Padma Shri By The UPA Govt In 2013". Are You Serious? Is That Line Even Necessary To Pay Tribute To A Legendary Actress? Please Stop Politicising The Death. You Guys Are Disgrace To Humanity. Shame On You Congress. #Sridevi #RIPSridevihttps://t.co/gdPHFEIWE4— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) February 25, 2018
Here’s what some other users wrote:
Also mention, she was born when Nehru was the prime-minister.— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) February 25, 2018
Seriously? Was the UPA bit for giving her a Padma Shri really necessary in a condolence message. What kind of idiots are you guys— Masakadzas (@Nesenag) February 25, 2018
After much flak, @INCIndia deleted the tweet mentioning 'PadmaShri by UPA', but now replaced with photo of PadmaShri ceremony. Changed from UPA to 'Govt-Of-India'.— #Intolerant भारतीय (@goyalsanjeev) February 25, 2018
What a Shameful scavenging on the dead when #Sridevi isn't even cremated yet😌@OfficeOfRG @divyaspandana pic.twitter.com/ijMxsGCLYg
Meanwhile, Congress President Rahul Gandhi offered condolences to the Kapoors.
Shocked to hear about the sudden and untimely death of one of India’s favourite actress, Sridevi.— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) February 25, 2018
Sridevi was an incredibly talented and versatile actress whose vast body of work spanned a range of genres and languages.
My condolences to her family. May her soul rest in peace.
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