New Delhi, April 16: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman paid a visit to Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who is admitted in a hospital after sustaining a head injury while performing a ritual at a temple in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram.
“Touched by the gesture of Nirmala Sitharaman, 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 on Tuesday.
Thiruvananthapuram MP sustained injuries on his head, which required eight stitches when the hook of a weighing scale came off and it’s iron panel hit his head while performing ‘thulabharam‘ ritual at a temple.
He participated in the ritual as a part of Vishu celebrations, which is Kerala’s traditional New Year.
Tharoor was given first aid at the government general hospital and then taken to the Trivandrum Medical College for detailed examination.
Mr. Tharoor is seeking re-election from Thiruvananthapuram, which is set for a three-cornered fight between the Congress, Left and the BJP. Kummanam Rajasekharan, ex-Governor of Mizoram, is the BJP candidate.
Kerala will vote in a single phase on April 23 in the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections. The results will be out on May 23.