Oops! Sushma Swaraj condoled Mahasweta Devi's death, but quoted wrong books
Sushma Swaraj while paying homage to Mahasweta Devi mentioned names of two books, ‘Pratham Pratishruti’ and ‘Bakul Katha', which were not written by the departed writer but by Ashapurna Devi.
New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is known for her no-nonsense image among all Modi government ministers, made an unintentional mistake by quoting wrong books while condoling the death of noted writer Mahasweta Devi on Thursday.
Swaraj while paying homage to Mahasweta Devi mentioned names of two books, ‘Pratham Pratishruti’ and ‘Bakul Katha’, which were not written by the departed writer but by Ashapurna Devi.
In her message, EAM Swaraj wrote on Twitter ''the works of the writer had left a lasting impression” on her life.
She was even trolled by Twitterati when people noticed the EAM Swaraj's faux-pas.
Realising her mistake, EAM Swaraj quickly deleted her second tweet in which she had mentioned the names of the two books.
But even though the tweet was deleted, people criticised the minister and posted photos of her deleted tweet and termed it as ‘ignorance’.
As the news of social activist Mahasweta Devi’s demise spread, many dignitaries and political leaders had expressed condolence and paid homage to the great writer .
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee were among the first to mourn loss of the great writer.