Congress leader Shashi Tharoor was injured while performing a religious ritual in a temple in Thiruvananthapuram. A hook fell in the minister’s head while performing the ritual. He was immediately rushed to the hospital and got 8 stitches on the head.
The Congress leader was admitted to the Government Medical College in Thiruvananthapuram; he received eight stitches and also tweeted about the incident.
He tweeted this morning that he was touched by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s gesture of visiting him in hospital a day after he was injured during a religious ritual at a temple in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram.
He is likely to be discharged from the hospital today and will resume his campaign.
Mr Tharoor is seeking re-election from Thiruvananthpuram, 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.