Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah faced the wrath of Twitterati on Wednesday for using his official Twitter handle to make an announcement regarding a personal matter.
The CM used his official Twitter handle @CMofKarnataka to say that his son has been hospitalised in Belgium.
Here's what his tweet read:
CM Siddaramaiah's son Rakesh had fell ill while touring in Belgium. Hospitalized& getting better. CM's family is in touch with the doctors.
— CM of Karnataka (@CMofKarnataka) July 27, 2016
Instead of gaining sympathy, his followers lashed out at the CM for using his official account. Read some of the tweets here:
Sorry @CMofKarnataka, I could have visited hospital due to KSRTC strike I am not able to. Please don't mind.
— Prabhu Chawandi (@PChawandi) July 27, 2016
— ಅಬ್ಬೇಪಾರಿ (@santunidara) July 27, 2016
@CMofKarnataka And this is official news? Need to change people who rn this handle.
— Sabina Basha (@SabinaBasha) July 27, 2016
@CMofKarnataka State is under sever problem is this the more important? We pray for him, whom will pray for us!!
— balaji (@balaji785) July 27, 2016
— Kumar Kollipara (@kumarkollipara1) July 27, 2016
@CMofKarnataka chief minister of Karnataka or his higness of the republic of Karnataka
— kanhaiya kumar (@Breaks256) July 27, 2016
@CMofKarnataka is this a news of so much importance?
— Hameed Pasha (@whitecrescent) July 27, 2016
You call this rubbish as news, shame on CM of Karnataka.
No one cares if your son is sick or healthy.
— NVy (@Vijgatt) July 27, 2016
@CMofKarnataka nt a imp matter fr common ppl.. Nxt tym u myt say whn he gt loose motion too..!! Cong n their media handln... My god..!!
— Sahana A (@SahanaA09) July 27, 2016
@CMofKarnataka ww are not interested, lets talk about issues facing by people & your step towards solving them
— Vinay UV (@uv_vinay) July 27, 2016
@CMofKarnataka this is chief minister account don't share personal and family information bcoz CM will get bad name from this
— Raghavendra Rao (@RraoVanitha) July 27, 2016