Nirmala Sitharaman visits injured Shashi Tharoor in hospital; ‘touched’, tweets Congress MP

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Former Union minister and senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor was full of praise for Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday after she came to see him at a hospital here.

Tharoor was admitted to a hospital here yesterday after he sustained head injuries while performing a ritual at a temple in the state capital. When Tharoor was performing the “Thulabharam” ritual, the hook of a weighing scale detached and its iron panel fell on the Congress leader’s head.

After sustaining head injuries, Tharoor was rushed to the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College. He was reported to be out of danger and is likely to be discharged later today.

Sitharaman, who is in the state to campaign for her Bharatiya Janata Party, visited the MP at the hospital to enquire about his health. Touched by the gesture, Tharoor 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!”

Tharoor is a Member of Parliament from Thiruvananthapuram MP and is contesting the Lok Sabha elections from here. Voting takes place in Thiruvananthapuram on April 23, while the result will be out on May 23.

 

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