Shashi Tharoor will not be contesting Lok Sabha polls anymor

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday said if the Lok Sabha polls take place after five years, he does not see himself contesting another term for Lower House as he believes that one needs to known when to step aside for the younger blood to come in.

Tharoor registered his fourth straight win from Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram in the recent Lok Sabha polls 2024. He beat Union Minister of State of Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar by 16,077 votes.

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Upon being asked if this election was his electoral politics swansong, Tharoor told PTI, “Not electoral politics but certainly Lok Sabha. I think I have done my bit and I honestly feel at at some point, we all need to known when to step aside for younger blood to come in and have a crack at it.”

Tharoor claims that he has done his best for his constituents and believes that there are other ways to serve the public, rather than necessarily having to contest Lok Sabha polls. The former Union Minister continued that he doesn’t see himself contesting for another Lok Sabha Elections.