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“Served Thiruvananthapuram For 15 Years, People Know Me”: Shashi Tharoor

“It is at all times been a three-cornered battle right here as a result of I took the seat from the LDF,” he mentioned (File)

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala):

Congress chief Shashi Tharoor on Sunday mentioned that he has served the individuals of Thiruvananthapuram for 15 years and he’s “very assured” of successful the Lok Sabha seat once more.

“I’ve served the individuals of Thiruvananthapuram for 15 years. They know me and have seen my service. It is not as if I’ve acquired something to be ashamed of in my observe file. I have been persistently obtainable and attended to all the key points,” he mentioned.

“It is at all times been a three-cornered battle right here as a result of I took the seat from the LDF. They’d received it two instances earlier than me after which within the final two instances, the BJP got here second. So we’ve to take each candidates critically. I am very assured that I might prevail,” Mr Tharoor added.

Notably, BJP has fielded Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar in opposition to Congress MP Mr Tharoor.

That is the primary time that Chandrasekhar has been fielded for Lok Sabha polls. He additionally served as a nationwide spokesperson of the BJP.

“That is the marketing campaign I stay up for, the marketing campaign I’ll begin very shortly. I’ll confront the important problems with the individuals of Trivandrum,” Rajeev Chandrasekhar mentioned.

Congress launched its first listing of candidates for 39 Lok Sabha constituencies. The names have been introduced for Lok Sabha seats in Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshwadeep, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Sikkim, Telangana and Tripura.

Of the entire 39 candidates introduced, 16 are from Kerala, seven from Karnataka and 6 from Chhattisgarh, 4 from Telangana. Two from Meghalaya and one every from Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim and Lakshwadeep. The listing was launched after the social gathering held its Central Election Committee assembly on Thursday.

The BJP has already launched its first listing of 195 candidates. The Lok Sabha polls are more likely to be held in April-Could this 12 months.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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