Shashi Tharoor kick starts election campaign after injury, demands enquiry into the temple mishap

Shashi Tharoor, Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram demanded of a probe into the temple mishap which broke his head.

Shashi Tharoor, Congress leader thinks that the injury which happened while performing the temple rituals did not happen out of the blue. He says, “My mother who is 86 year old, said she has never ever heard of the ‘thulabharam’ breaking. So it’s better that a probe is needed to know what happened. The District Congress Committee president has already written to the police seeking a probe. Let us know what actually happened,” said Mr. Tharoor.

Tharoor was admitted in medical college hospital after he was injured while attending a temple ritual. The ‘thulabharam’ ritual was performed by Tharoor at ‘Gandhari Amman Kovil’ (temple) in Thampanoor. Apparently the weighing rod broke and fell on his head after which he suffered major head injury. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had visited Congress’ MP from Thiruvananthapuram while the latter was admitted in hospital and his tweets for the Defence minister and his rival in the constituency, C Divakaran, had gone viral.

He had tweeted saying, “Civility is a rare virtue in Indian politics,” regarding the Defence Minister’s visit at the hospital.

With elections slated for 23rd of April in the state of Kerala, Shashi Tharoor has begun campaigning after the temple mishap. He joined Congress President Rahul Gandhi in his rally in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday. The Congress president Rahul Gandhi lauded him for carrying out his electioneering well.

“I was worried when Tharoor was hurt. I am happy to see that he was back in action. It tells you about his spirit. As Congress president, I am telling you, he represented you well in Parliament. He speaks for you well in Parliament. he is an asset for Kerala,” said Rahul Gandhi mentioning about Tharoor’s spirit in electioneering that has brought him back to the campaign.


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