A day after Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor suffered a head injury while performing a temple ritual on Monday, Union Minister of Defence Nirmala Sitharaman visited him at the hospital where he is recovering. Tharoor received six stitches on his head and is under 24-hour observation at the hospital.
Tharoor, the Thiruvananthapuram MP and party candidate in the April 23 Lok Sabha polls, was injured when the hook of a weighing scale came off and it's iron panel hit his head during the "Thulabharam" ritual. He was admitted to the Thiruvananthapuram Medical college hospital on Monday and is expected to be discharged later Tuesday.
Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman, who was in the State capital to campaign for the BJP candidates in the Thiruvananthapuram and Attingal Lok Sabha constituencies, visited Dr. Tharoor at the hospital on Tuesday and enquired about his health before proceeding for Kannur where she is scheduled to take part in a poll convention.
In a tweet posted on Tuesday morning, Shashi Tharoor praised the BJP leader for visiting him “amid her hectic electioneering in Kerala.” “Civility is a rare virtue in Indian politics - great to see her practice it by example!” he said in the tweet. Tharoor also tweeted that C Divakaran, former minister and the LDF candidate who is contesting against Tharoor in the Lok Sabha elections, called to “express concern about my well-being.”
He is scheduled to resume his campaign later in the day with interaction with employees of the Technopark and a convention that will be inaugurated by Congress president Rahul Gandhi. The Thiruvananthapuram constituency is witnessing a fierce triangular fight among the ruling CPI(M)-led LDF, Opposition Congress-led UDF, and BJP-led NDA