Congress MP and candidate from the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency, Shashi Tharoor, cancelled his election rally here on Monday after he was injured while making a Thulabharam offering at a temple.
The incident occurred at the Gandhari Amman Kovil temple in Thampanoor, after the weighing scale on which the leader was sitting, broke and fell on his head.
Tharoor, who sustained injuries on the head, was rushed to the nearest hospital for preliminary treatment, after which he was shifted to a super-speciality hospital. He got 11 stitches – six and five each, on both sides of the head and is out of danger, doctors said.
Election Commission committee chairman Thampanoor Ravi has confirmed that Tharoor’s campaigning plans for the day have been postponed.
The Congress leader has been on a campaign trail and had earlier performed Thulabharam in Kazhakkoottam constituency before kick-starting his election campaign from there. – News 18