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Thiruvananthapuram election result: Shashi Tharoor faces stiff challenge to protect his citadel for third time
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Thiruvananthapuram election result: Shashi Tharoor faces stiff challenge to protect his citadel for third time
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New Delhi, May 14 (TIWN): Thiruvanathapuram election result 2019: While few can raise questions over Shashi Tharoor’s knowledge of English language, the Congress leader’s political skills would be put to some stiff test in his quest for winning Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat for the third consecutive time. Voting in Thiruvananthapuram was held in the third phase seven-phased poll on April 23 and results will be announced on May 23.

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Shashi Tharoor had made a spectacular debut in Lok Sabha poll winning Thiruvanathapuram seat by over 99 thousand votes in 2009. However, the Congress leader’s support base dwindled in the next general elections as the difference of votes between Tharoor and his closest rival Bharatiya Janata Party’s O Rajagopal was just over 15 thousand votes.
 
A confident BJP has fielded Kummanam Rajasekharan to take on Tharoor this time and C Divakaran is CPI-M’s candidate. Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party has also fielded its candidate – Kiran Kumar SK – from the important seat. Rajasekharan had resigned from the post of Mizoram Governor just a few months ahead of Lok Sabha election dates were announced. He has been an active activist of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Kerala since 1970.
 
One of the 20 Lok Sabha seats in Kerala, Thiruvanathapuram had 1,272,748 registered electors – 614,438 male and 658,310 female as per 2014 data. Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency has sevel Assembly seats -Kazhakoottam, Vattiyoorkavu (SC), Thiruvananthapuram, Nemom, Parassala, Kovalam, Neyyattinkara.
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