Bollywood actress Hema Malini, also known as "dream girl" joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2004 and in 2014 she was elected as the party's MP from Mathura parliamentary consituency.
67-year-old Hema had defeated RLD MP Jayant Chaudhary by a margin of 3,30,743 votes. Immediately after being sworn-in as Mathura MP, Hema, like other politicians, had made tall promises to the people.
Today, the birthplace of Lord Krishna- Mathura is burning as atleast 24 people including two police personnel died during an anti-encroachment drive protest on Thursday, June 2.
But the busy elite MP, Hema Malini has sadly no time to visit her constituency and to meet people who elected her to share their grief and irreparable loss.
The dancer and actress who appears in various advertisements did a formality by tweeting what happened in Mathura, instead of personally visiting there.
Shockingly, she went on to say that she will visit Mathura if required or if such a situation arises.
Unfortunately, this is not the first time when Hema Malini has shown such insensitive behaviour. Earlier also, she has shown her starry tantrums. Let's have a glance on them.
Tantrums during 2014 Lok Sabha election campaign
In March 2014, Hema Malini had arrived late at the venue of campaigning on the first day, that annoyed the party workers who were patiently waiting for her since 5 am.
Hema was scheduled to reach Govardhan early morning as party wanted that a "puja" should be performed before starting the auspicious work of campaigning. But, much to the dismay, she reached five hours late at around 10 am.
"Go back to the movies, Basanti! You are not meant for politics", disappointed BJP workers had shouted at Hema!
Insensitive tweet after she met an accident in Dausa
On July 8, 2015, Hema who had met with a road accident in which 4-year-old Sonam was killed, tweeted, "My heart goes out to the child who unnecessarily lost her life and the family members who have been injured in the accident."
"How I wish the girl's father had followed the traffic rules - thn this accident could have been averted & the lil one's life safe!"
The actress had accused the little girl's father, Hanuman Mahajan of violating traffic rules, Mahajan had claimed that his child could have been saved if she was taken to hospital along with the actress.
Even BJP MP from Asansol, West Bengal Babul Supriyo had reacted on Hema's tweet, calling it a "brutal mistake".
'Senseless' tweet on Pratyusha Banerjee's suicide
On April 1, Televsion actress Pratyusha Banerjee had hanged herself from the ceiling fan of her apartment in Mumbai, due to personal reasons.
Multi-talented actress Hema had again reacted on the sensitive matter, by tweeting, "All these senseless suicides which achieve nothing! Life is God's gift for us to live not for us to take at will. We have no right to do that."
"One must learn to overcome all odds and emerge successful, not succumb under pressure and give up easily. The world admires a fighter not a loser."
Just becomes food for the hungry media who chew on news like celebrity suicides until the next sensational news happens.Then it is forgotten."
Here are some Twitter reactions on Hema Malini's reaction on Mathura:
Mathura is burning, but local BJP MP Smt Hema Malini chooses to tweet about her shoot instead of her constituents pic.twitter.com/hrkw68c5dw— INC India (@INCIndia) June 3, 2016
Hema Malini and #Mathura, perfect example of why one should never get carried away with glamour during elections.— Kartik Dayanand (@KartikDayanand) June 3, 2016
Goons did what they are good at :Violence— Cryptic Mind (@Vishj05) June 3, 2016
Akhilesh did what is good at:Act clueless
Hema Malini did what she is good at :Act dumb.#Mathura
HemaMalini should have cancelled her personal commitments. After all she is responsible for the law & order of #Mathura— India_First (@Sujoy_vns) June 3, 2016
Hema Malini is a liabity now on @BJP4India ! Only embarrasses party . Insensitive !! Time to say aap mahan ho ab vilupt ho jaao!— Jai Hind (@rokul59) June 3, 2016
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