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Defence minister conducts roadshow in Thiruvanathapuram

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Women and children waved and shook hands with Defence Sitharaman Monday as she participated in a roadshow criss-crossing coastal stretches along with Rajasekharan, the BJP candidate from the Lok Sabha seat.

The constituency is witnessing a fierce triangular fight between and sitting Shashi Tharoor, ruling LDF candidate C Divakaran (CPI) and Rajasekharan, the former

Local people were seen rushing to the open vehicle in which the was travelling along with Rajasekharan as it slowed down to greet and shake hands with her and present flowers.

Despite the late hour,women and children, who had gathered at various points, waved and shook hands with Sitharaman as the roadshow progressed.

Sitharaman had visited the coastal areas of when the Ockhi cyclone had hit the shores in December 2017 and consoled women who had lost their husbands and children.

Earlier, addressing an election meeting at Attingal, she sought votes for the BJP candidate

"Vote for Modi, vote for and make her Give us a Vishu (festival) gift," she said.

The State is celebrating Vishu, the Malayalam new year day, Monday.

had ensured corruption-free good governance during the five year tenure of the BJP-NDA government, Sitharaman said.

The minority interests had been protected. Whenever Modi went abroad, the opposition ridiculed him asking if he would go to the Gulf countries and Muslim nations.

Today, Modi has got top awards from Saudi Arabia, and Iran, Sitharaman said.

Describing Modi as a visionary leader, she said it was due to his efforts that 95 per cent of the country had become open defecation free.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 22:30 IST