Veteran actress-politician Hema Malini has lashed out at media reports and people who criticised her over posting images from a film's shoot on social media while Mathura was engulfed by violence and tension.
Below are the pictures of Hema Malini from the film photoshoot, which received flak on social media and also see in the slides, what Twitteratis have to say about her photoshoot posts amidst Mathura clashes:
She took to Twitter on Saturday to clarify her stance and in a series of tweets, here's what she wrote:
"In Mathura and condoled with the bereaved families. I still can't understand how the great media thinks the sansad (parliament) is responsible for law and order.
"They seem to be diverting attention from the main issue - that law and order is purely the state government's responsibility. Why target me? I'm doing my job."
"Anyone in Mathura will vouch for my sincerity - I'm improving living conditions, providing roads and drinking water... A sansad's duty is not to head the police force or quell rebels or evict encroachers. Development is my line of duty and I'm sincere in my job."
She also invited the accusers to visit Mathura and see her work themselves. "I'm dedicating so much time to Mathura. Sometimes it is days before I even see my family or my house. I'm attending to public needs sincerely.
"What do I get in return for my sincerity? Brickbats and loud accusations. I sincerely thank all of you who have supported me in this controversy," she tweeted.
"Just visited Nayati hospital to enquire abt the welfare of the injured police personne," tweeted and posted a few pictures of herself from the hospital which you can see above in the slides.
"Met the family members- father, wife, brother & son of SP City Mukul Dwivedi & expressed my deep grief at their loss"