Even as the country was mourning the untimely death of Sridevi, Congress’s social media handle was busy is trying to gain political mileage out of the incident. This is yet another goof in a series of false steps Congress has taken in the social media space. The official handle of Congress, tweeted the following:
Social media users and fans of the actress took severe offence at the last line in the tweet. They saw it as a move to politicise the death of the star, and to gain mileage from the unfortunate incident:
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
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
The last sentence is needless. Please delete it
— rasheed kidwai (@rasheedkidwai) 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
What is the need of mentioning UPA in condolence message ? Pathetic ?♀️ https://t.co/D0ChqjhI2m
— Piyu Nair ?? (@DtPiyu) February 25, 2018
— VikasSaraswat (@VikasSaraswat) February 25, 2018
Owing to the severe criticism it received, Congress social media handle eventually deleted the tweet. This tweet goes to show once again how Congress does not leave any opportunity of using any incident for their political benefit. Even the dead are not spared!