Civility is a rare virtue in Indian politics: Shashi Tharoor’s tweet after Nirmala Sitharaman visits him in hospital

Tharoor was given first aid at the government general hospital and was taken to the Trivandrum Medical College for detailed examination.

Written by Newsroom Staff April 16, 2019 11:33

New Delhi: Defence minister Niramala Sitharaman paid a surprise visit to senior Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, who was hospitalised in Thiruvananthapuram after he sustained a head injury while performing a ritual at a temple. The Congress leader was so overwhelmed and  he took to Twitter to share his sentiments. “Civility is a rare virtue in Indian politics – great to see her practice it by example!” he said.

He received head injuries in a freak accident at a Kerala temple on Monday. He is the candidate from Trivandrum Lok Sabha constituency.

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 was given first aid at the government general hospital and was taken to the Trivandrum Medical College for detailed examination.

“Due to the flow of visitors, he was shifted to ICU now from the observation ward,” the official said adding that the MP has to undergo a repeat scan.