Widely regarded as India’s first female superstar, legendary actress Sridevi, 54, passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest in Dubai. Sridevi had gone to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding with husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi Kapoor after which some of the family members had returned whereas Sridevi and Boney stayed back.

 She is survived by husband Boney and two daughters- Khushi and Jhanvi; Jhanvi is all set to make her Bollywood debut with Dhadak. Twitter was flooded with thousands of grief messages from Bollywood stars, fans, friends, cricket personalities, and politicians.

But it was a tweet from the official handle of The Indian National Congress (INC) that 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.

Upset over making the star’s death “political”, several Twitter users took to the site to express their anger.


Following the social media outrage, the party has taken down the tweet and issued a fresh one.

Politics till you die!

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