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Shashi Tharoor injured as chain in temple gives away

IANS  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Lok Sabha candidate Shashi Tharoor, aiming for a hat-trick of wins, Monday suffered a freak accident while performing a ritual at a temple near here, leading to eight on his

After preliminary celebrations at his home here on Vishu, the traditional New year festival, Tharoor left for the popular temple.

Praying while seated on the weighing balance, as part of a temple ritual, the chains holding the balance broke and fell on Tharoor's He was rushed to the

Tharoor's wounds needed eight and he was taken for scanning, the doctors said, adding that the leader's condition was now normal.

Tharoor is engaged in a tough three-way electoral battle with former Mizoram of BJP and CPI's C. Divakaran, a sitting and former

In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Tharoor scraped through with a margin of around 15,000 votes aginst BJP's O. Rajagopal, who is now a MLA.



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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 12:52 IST