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National results disappointing, Kerala exemplar of Congress' politics: Shashi Tharoor


on Monday expressed disappointment over the poor performance of at a level while also hailing the party's performance in as the 'exemplar of Congress' politics".

In Kerala, is leading on 15 seats and trailing on one.

"Since 1997, we never had such a good result in We are winning 19 and we may as well all 20 seats. The state has become an exemplar for what the of the Congress nationally could be. I just hope we will be able to build from the very disappointing result nationally because ours is the right message for future growth and prosperity in India", told ANI.

He also accused of running a blatantly communal campaign in the state and said, "is not winning even single seat in the state. Confident of winning on Sabarimala issue, ran a nakedly communal campaign; they had nothing constructive to offer."

He also criticised the five-year rule of BJP and said, "Last five years were disastrous. Unemployment record time high, suicide mounting, exports down, industrial production down, economic growth 2 per cent less than before, So what could BJP offer. They had no choice other than this usual Hinduism in danger, protect Sabarimala kind of messages. But in Kerala, such kind of message had its own limitations."

Tharoor, who is currently leading from Thiruvananthapuram parliamentary constituency also exuded confidence of being the longest serving from the seat and said, "In the history of our democracy, No has served this constituency for more than 12 years. If I complete this term, I will be the longest serving of this constituency. I am grateful to the trust people have reposed in me. I will serve them to the best of my capability."

Counting for the Lok Sabha elections are ongoing for all parliamentary constituencies of the country. Early trends are projecting an easy majority of its own.

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First Published: Thu, May 23 2019. 18:54 IST