New Delhi: Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) president Amit Shah is suffering from swine flu and was admitted to AIIMS here on Wednesday.

"I have been diagnosed with swine flu for which the treatment is underway. With God's grace and good wishes from all of you, I will recover soon," he said on Twitter in Hindi.

While many wished the leader a speedy recovery, one woman made an unkind remark and tweeted, “People die of swine flu, right?” with an obvious reference to Shah.

The woman, Stutee Mishra, is the social media head of The Quint, a digital news platform. Soon after Mishra’s tweet, Twitterati lost its calm over her insensitive comments on Shah’s poor health, wishing him ‘death’.

Unable to handle the heat over her obvious mistake, Mishra deleted the tweet and ‘protected’ her account as controversy broke out. 

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The Quint’s attempt at an apology was feeble. “An insensitive tweet by Stuti Mishra, an employee of The Quint has been brought to our notice. The Quint strongly condemns any such statement. Due action will be taken. The entire Quint team wishes BJP President, Shri Amit Shah, a speedy recovery,” they tweeted.

Many Twitter users and political leaders condemned Mishra’s move. They claimed that even if one does not share the same ideology as another, they should not stoop so low and wish death on them.

Meanwhile, #BlockQuint is trending on Twitter on Thursday, as netizens posted screenshots of them blocking the news platform.

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According to sources at AIIMS, the BJP leader was admitted following complaints of chest congestion and breathing issues.

He reached the hospital at around 9 pm and is admitted in the old private ward of the hospital.