Embarrassment For Congress As Priyanka Gandhi Makes Repeated Mistakes In Condolence Message To Sitaram Yechury
In much embarrassment for the Congress party, its general secretary Priyanka Gandhi made repeated mistakes in her Twitter posts condoling the demise of Sitaram Yechury's son.
Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury lost his 34-year-old son Ashish on Thursday morning (22 April) to Coronavirus. Yechury shared the news on his Twitter account.
Gandhi had to delete her condolence tweets twice.
In her first tweet posted around 10.34 am, Gandhi wrote ‘Sitaram Kesari’ instead of ‘Sitaram Yechury’.
Sitaram Kesari is a former Congress president who passed away in 2000 at the age of 80.
After users pointed out the mistake in the name, Gandhi deleted her tweet and posted it again. This time, her post carried the words “please tweet” before the condolence message, an indication that she had accidentally copy-pasted the entire message sent to her by her social media team.
After users trolled her for the mistake, Gandhi deleted this post too. Finally, she tweeted out the correct post, which continues to show on her timeline. It says, “My deepest condolences to Shri Sitaram Yechury and his family. There are no words at a time like this, only prayers. May you have courage.”
Ashish was a journalist by profession. He would have turned 35 in June. He was admitted at Gurgaon’s Medanta Hospital, as per a report by Indian Express.
Sharing the unfortunate news, Yechury wrote on Twitter,
“It is with great sadness that I have to inform that I lost my elder son, Ashish Yechury to Covid-19 this morning. I want to thank all those who gave us hope and who treated him – doctors, nurses, frontline health workers, sanitation workers and innumerable others who stood by us.”
Leaders across party lines, including President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed their condolences.
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