Women and children waved and shook hands with Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman Monday as she participated in a roadshow criss-crossing coastal stretches along with Kummanam Rajasekharan, the BJP candidate from the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat.
Local people were seen rushing to the open vehicle in which the minister 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.
Earlier, addressing an election meeting at Attingal, she sought votes for the BJP candidate Shobha Surendran.
The State is celebrating Vishu, the Malayalam new year day, Monday.
The minority interests had been protected. Whenever Modi went abroad, the opposition Congress 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.
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