Shashi Tharoor Dances with Supporters While Campaigning in Thiruvananthapuram

Shashi Tharoor dances to "Jai Ho" on campaign trail in Thiruvananthapuram, locked in close 3-way contest for Lok Sabha seat. Victory could strengthen his position in Congress.

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Shashi Tharoor Dances with Supporters While Campaigning in Thiruvananthapuram

Shashi Tharoor Dances with Supporters While Campaigning in Thiruvananthapuram

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor was seen dancing to the popular song "Jai Ho" from the movie Slumdog Millionaire while campaigning for himself in the Thiruvananthapuram constituency for the 2024 Indian general election. Tharoor, who is seeking a record fourth straight term as MP from the seat, is locked in a close three-way contest with BJP leader Rajeev Chandrasekhar and CPI's Pannyan Raveendran.

In an 11-second video that has gone viral, Tharoor can be seen grooving to the Oscar-winning song surrounded by a group of Congress workers, mostly women and children. The senior Congress leader has been holding several roadshows and rallies across the tourist paradise of Thiruvananthapuram, which will vote on April 26 along with 19 other Lok Sabha seats in Kerala.

Top Congress leaders like Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and DK Shivakumar have been campaigning extensively for Tharoor in recent weeks. The high-profile contest in Thiruvananthapuram is being closely watched as Tharoor, a former UN diplomat and author, aims to fend off the challenge from Chandrasekhar, the Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, and Raveendran, a veteran Communist leader.

Why this matters: The Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat is a prestige battle for the Congress party and Tharoor, one of its most prominent national faces. A victory here could strengthen Tharoor's position within the party and position him for a larger national role in the future.

The Lok Sabha election results will be declared on June 4. Tharoor, known for his oratory skills and active social media, is pulling out all the stops to energize voters and secure another term in Parliament. "I am overwhelmed by the love and support of the people of Thiruvananthapuram. Together, we will continue our journey of progress and development," Tharoor said at a recent campaign event.

Key Takeaways

  • Shashi Tharoor dances to "Jai Ho" while campaigning in Thiruvananthapuram for 2024 election.
  • Tharoor faces close 3-way contest with BJP's Rajeev Chandrasekhar and CPI's Pannyan Raveendran.
  • Tharoor seeks 4th straight term as MP, with top Congress leaders campaigning for him.
  • Thiruvananthapuram seat is a prestige battle for Congress, could boost Tharoor's national role.
  • Tharoor known for oratory and social media, aims to energize voters for another term.