Veteran actress Sridevi passed away in the wee hours of February 25, leaving a void in Bollywood that can never be filled. She is survived by husband Boney and two daughters- Khushi and Jhanvi; Jhanvi is all set to make her Bollywood debut with Dhadak. Fans and people from the industry have been in shock over her untimely death.
But the Indian National Congress (INC) tweet came under heavy criticism on the website
Sridevi, who was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri award by the then President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in 2013 somehow found a mention in INC's mournful tweet.
It read, "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."
Upset over making the star's death "political", several Twitter users took to the site to express their anger.
Also mention, she was born when Nehru was the prime-minister.— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) February 25, 2018
I would not be surprised if they extend... she was alive when indira and rajiv were prime ministers but died in modi govt. Shameful.— Shaifali Malukani (@sp_malukani) February 25, 2018
"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
You could have also mentioned that she was born when Congress Govt was in power and died when BJP govt is in power— Amit Saha (@saha_amit) February 25, 2018
Dear @OfficeOfRG you make an award sound like a favour granted. More importantly, #PadmaAwards is an honour given by the country (hence, @rashtrapatibhvn) to its citizen - not by any political party. Shows Congress' sense of entitlement. By this tweet you have insulted #Sridevi— GhoseSpot (@SandipGhose) 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
The last sentence is needless. Please delete it— rasheed kidwai (@rasheedkidwai) February 25, 2018
A shameless will see a पद्मश्री and try take acredit even in the death. I will give you Two पद्मश्री and advertise in all news papers as obituary. PLEASE OBLIGE— Lt Col Vijay Tomar (@v4ppl) February 25, 2018
However, after heavy criticism, the Congress Twitter handle deleted the tweet.