New Delhi, News24 Bureau, April 16: In a departure from the vitriol of politics, the normally acerbic defence minister cut a warm picture as she dropped in to meet the incapacitated, but cheerful MP from Thiruvananthapuram -- the Congress party's Shashi Tharoor.
Tharoor as you may recall, sustained injuries on his head, which required six stitches, when the hook of a weighing scale came off and its iron panel hit his head while performing 'thulabharam' ritual at a temple. Tharoor was given first aid at the government general hospital and then taken to the Trivandrum Medical College for examination.
Tharoor tweeted on Nirmala Sitharaman's visit: "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!"
Sitharaman was also in Kerala at the time, participating in a roadshow with Kummanam Rajasekharan, the BJP candidate fighting against Tharoor from the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat.
The Thiruvananthapuram seat is seeing a triangular contest between the Congress, BJP and the LDF. '
Tharoor also tweeted to say that his LDF rival C Divakaran called in the morning to express concern about his well-being.
"Said he had spoken to the Hospital Superintendent to assure himself I would be ok. Don't be demoralised, he added. I'm not: I'm more determined than ever to see this through!" Tharoor tweeted.
Tharoor was injured yesterday while offering prayers:
Congress and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor was injured while offering prayers at a temple in Thiruvananthapuram and was shifted to General Hospital there. He has suffered injuries on his head and has received 6 stitches. Doctors say he is out of danger.
Shashi Tharoor was injured while offering prayers at a temple in his constituency. Tharoor injured himself after falling from the scale at Kerala's Gandhari Amman Kovil temple.
The weighing scale broke and he fell. He received six stitches on the head.
With Agencies, Pics Google