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Congress gets trolled for Padma Shri award tweet on Sridevi

By Madhuri Adnal
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    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.

    Congress gets trolled for Padma Shri award tweet on Sridevi

    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.

    Congress gets trolled for Padma Shri award tweet on Sridevi

    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.

    However, after heavy criticism, the Congress Twitter handle deleted the tweet.

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