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Mathura BJP MP Hema Malini tweets photos of film shoot, deletes after accused of insensitivity

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 3 June 2016, 13:27 IST

That Hema Malini's social media game isn't strong is old news. But the BJP MP from Mathura seems to have recently acquired a knack for timing her tweets so terribly, she cannot help but become headlines herself.

Yesterday, a clash between the police and the followers of a sect camping on a public park led to the death of 21. It is believed that when the police asked the member of the sect to leave, they opened fire - using grenades, guns, knives and swords - to which the police replied in kind. The resulting clash left the Superintendent of Police, Mukul Dwivedi, dead.

With Uttar Pradesh elections just around the corner and the already mercurial situation in Mathura, Hema Malini's tweets are a tad insensitive. She is, after all, the BJP MP from Mathura constituency.

Malini shared photos of the ongoing shooting of Ek Thi Rani in Mumbai, on her Twitter account, but deleted it soon after social media backlash. Since then, she has sent out several tweets talking about the situation in Mathura, offering condolences, and promising to visit if the situation doesn't improve soon.

Apart from UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Home Minister Rajnath Singh, no other top leader has commented on the situation as yet.

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Edited Abha Srivastava

First published: 3 June 2016, 13:27 IST
 
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