On Saturday night, the Indian cinema lost one of its most beautiful and talented gems Sridevi who took her last breathe in Dubai. She was 54 and the reason for her untimely death is cardiac arrest.
The nation is in a state of shock as it is difficult to believe that we will not be able to see Sridevi anymore. Many politicians, celebrities and common people have taken to Twitter to outpour feelings of grief and distress.
The official Twitter handle of Congress also paid its tribute to the actress and wrote,
“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.”
Here’s the tweet:
However, what didn’t go well with Twitterati was that Congress tried to praise itself by telling that Sridevi was awarded with Padma Shri by UPA government in 2013. People started trolling Congress, accusing the party for giving a political angle to the death of the actress.
Check out some selected tweets:
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
— VikasSaraswat (@VikasSaraswat) February 25, 2018
Was that even necessary?
Was that 'by the UPA Govt' really necessary INC, in a condolence message? 🙁 pic.twitter.com/BkgrYEKYCh
— Karthik (@beastoftraal) 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
Congress’ sense of entitlement:
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
Disgrace to humanity:
What nonsense is this @OfficeOfRG . Is it your idea that she was awarded Padma Shri by UPA Govt. @INCIndia is a party full of duffers. For Your information, You are a freeloader & can never even dream of achieving what she has achieved in her life. Om Shanti. @rssurjewala
— CA S.S.Balakrishnan (@balashernaz) February 25, 2018
Don’t politicise death:
"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
Why left this?
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
BJP spokesperson Tajinder Bagga also slammed Congress and asked the party not to play politics over someone’s death.
— Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga (@TajinderBagga) February 25, 2018
Later, the tweet was edited by the Twitter handle of Congress and the line which spoke about the Padma Shri award was deleted.
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. pic.twitter.com/RPagwsnX9h
— Congress (@INCIndia) February 25, 2018
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