Nirmala Sitaraman visited injured Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, Tharoor tweets heartfelt message

Apr 16 2019 11:15 AM
Nirmala Sitaraman visited injured Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, Tharoor  tweets heartfelt message

Kochi: On Tuesday Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited the injured Congress leader and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor at a hospital in Kerala, where the latter was admitted following an injury. Tharoor had suffered head injuries while performing 'thulabharam' ritual at a temple in the state on the occasion of Vishu on Monday. Tharoor, who is aiming for a hat-trick from Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency, took to Twitter and said he is touched by Sitharaman's gesture and said that civility is a rare virtue in Indian politics. Shashi Tharoor Falls While Offering Prayers at Temple, Sustains Head Injuries.

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

The incident took place at a temple while Tharoor was performing 'thulabharam' ritual, in which a person is weighed against a commodity such as flowers, grains, fruits and similar articles in temples and the equal value or quantity is offered as donation.

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Tharoor sustained injuries on his head, which required six stitches. Reports inform that he also suffered a minor leg injury after the hook of the weighing scale came off and hit his head. According to reports, the Congress leader performed the ritual at a Devi temple before embarking on his poll campaign. He was accompanied by his family members and party leaders and workers including MLA, V S Sivakumar.

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