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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visits Congress leader Shashi Tharoor in hospital

Apr 17, 2019 (2 months ago) |
Thiruvananthapuram , Apr 16 : Cutting across the party lines, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday paid a visit to Shashi Tharoor in a hospital here, where the MP and senior Congress leader was admitted after sustaining a head injury.
"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!" Tharoor tweeted.

Tharoor was hospitalised in Trivandrum Medical College on Monday after he sustained head injuries during the 'Thulabharam' ritual at a temple here.

Several other leaders also reached out with their well wishes to the Congress leader, who was expected to file his nomination from the Thiruvananthapuram parliamentary constituency on April 14.

Tharoor posted on twitter his gratitude to CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury for his phone call and good wishes.

"Thanks @SitaramYechury for your phone call of support and good wishes! There's a battle to be won and at the national level we are equally committed to winning it," Tharoor said in another tweet.

Congress leader received six stitches on his head after the injury during the Thulabharam ritual on Vishu. The ritual is one, in which a person sits on a balance scale against a heap of offerings such as flowers and fruits, equal to the devotee's weight.

Tharoor was discharged from the hospital today.

"Relieved to announce that after a last-minute worry (which took an MRI to resolve), the Trivandrum Medical College has discharged me after a full discussion in the Medical Board. Will have to be extra careful for a couple of days, but am returning to the campaign trail," he tweeted.

Polling in Thiruvananthapuram is set to take place on April 23. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.

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