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Congress Leader Abhishek Singhvi's Tweet On Sunny Leone Draws Flak From All Quarters

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - JUNE 5: Bollywood actor Sunny Leone during an exclusive interview to promote Indian television reality show MTV Splitsvilla during Stars in the city series run by HTCity, on June 5, 2014 in New Delhi, India.. (Photo by Waseem Gashroo/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - JUNE 5: Bollywood actor Sunny Leone during an exclusive interview to promote Indian television reality show MTV Splitsvilla during Stars in the city series run by HTCity, on June 5, 2014 in New Delhi, India.. (Photo by Waseem Gashroo/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi scored a self goal for his party with a tweet on Friday in which he expressed disapproval over actress Sunny Leone acquiring the status of a Bollywood icon.

This tweet coincided with the release of Leone’s latest movie ‘Ek Paheli Leela’.

V shd be careful that western rejects like sunny leone are not allowed to epitomise indian culture or acquire the status of a Bollywood icon

— Abhishek Singhvi (@DrAMSinghvi) April 10, 2015

The tweet drew a surge of responses. Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah was quick to express disapproval, and it didn’t take long for the rest of Twitteratti to take aim.

I thought this was a fake handle but seems not. What the hell possessed him to tweet this??? https://t.co/81RAwIwwGR

— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) April 10, 2015

I wonder if @DrAMSinghvi tweeted that with his pants on or off

— Rohan (@mojorojo) April 10, 2015

.@DrAMSinghvi Seriously sir, even Italian waitresses are becoming icons in India, what is going on !

— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) April 10, 2015

.@DrAMSinghvi You’re a political sycophant, the lowest form of existence. Ms. Leone has more agency over her destiny than you ever will.

— Overrated Outcast (@over_rated) April 10, 2015

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