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'Civility is rare virtue in politics', Shashi Tharoor on Nirmala Sitharaman’s visit


Daijiworld Media Network - Thiruvananthpuram

Thiruvananthpuram, Apr 16: Amidst political rivalry, ice-melting moments are the rarest to witness especially during peak time of election poll. This Tuesday morning witnessed such a moment when Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited Congress candidate Shashi Tharoor in hospital a day after he was injured during a religious ritual at a temple in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram.

Tharoor tweeted this morning that 'Civility is a rare virtue in politics' and that he was touched by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's gesture of visiting him.

"Touched by the gesture of @nsitharaman, who dropped by this morning to visit me in hospital, amid her hectic electioneering in Kerala. Civility is a rare virtue in Indian politics - great to see her practice it by example!(sic)," tweeted Shashi Tharoor.

Shashi Tharoor, aiming for a hat-trick of wins, on Monday suffered a freak accident while performing a ritual at a temple in Thiruvananthapuram leading to eight stitches on his head. A heavy iron hook fell on him while he was being weighed on a giant scale as part of the 'thulabharam' ritual.

He is likely to be discharged from hospital on Tuesday and will resume his campaign.

He also thanked C Divakaran, his Left Democratic Front rival for 'expressing concern' over a phone call. He tweeted, "Very gracious of my LDF rival C Divakaran to call this morning to express concern about my well-being. Said he had spoken to the Hospital Superintendent to assure him I would be okay. "Don't be demoralised", he added. I'm not: I'm more determined than ever to see this through!"

Tharoor is seeking re-election from Thiruvananthpuram, where Kummanam Rajasekharan, former Governor of Mizoram, is the BJP candidate. Kerala will vote in a single phase on April 23 in the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections.

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  • SB, Mlore

    Tue, Apr 16 2019

    The breaking of of Thulabara scale during the process is considered to be very bad omen according to our culture that too when blood is filled in the this is the message, lord's message to the Dongis belonging to the soil where cow was slaughtered for political gains.

    Samajnevalo ko, ishaar khaafi hai.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Apr 16 2019

    Thank God or the Goddess...

    All is not lost!

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  • Chowkidar Shankar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Apr 16 2019

    Definitely, not in BJP!

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