Shashi Tharoor's road show is a hit

Mr Tharoor has been attending political rallies, making home visits, attending family meetings during his campaign

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor’s road show in 10 districts of the state has elicited a good response. Mr Tharoor kicked off his campaign on April 29 and reached Thiruvannthapuram district on Thursday evening. He will be devoting a day for the remaining seven Assembly constituencies until the campaigning ends on May 14.

Mr Tharoor told DC that BJP may be an indicative force in the future, but now it’s a battle between UDF and LDF. So far Tharoor has campaigned in Uduma, Kannur, Azhikode, Kozhikode North and South, Kunnamangalam, Nilambur, Wandoor, Thanur, Thirurangadi, Perinthalmanna, Palakkad, Ottapalam, Angamaly, Ernakulam, Thrikkakara, Cherthala, Kottarakkara, Kundara, Kollam, Chathannur, Attingal and Vamanapuram.

Already he had completed a round of campaigning in Thiruvananthapuram district. He also courted controversy while campaigning in Kozhikode South for Muslim League candidate Dr M. K. Muneer when the election commission officials pulled him up when he resorted to ‘fly a kite’ on the beach.

Mr Tharoor feels that UDF is poised to come back power in the state, which is witnessing several youngsters making their debut this time. “BJP has a long way to go before they manage to win any seats in Kerala and they are not going to make any significant growth either. The LDF is mired in a 19th-century ideology that has been rejected around the world,” said Mr Tharoor, who is a tad bit disappointed for taking leave of absence from the ongoing Parliament session.

He added that normally when Assembly elections are happening, Parliament session would not be convened. Congress sources told DC that he had campaigned across the length and breadth of the State on his own conscience and that the KPCC had not requested him.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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