Close fight between Shashi Tharoor, Rajeev Chandrasekhar in Thiruvananthapuram LS seat

After trailing by over 20,000 votes behind BJP candidate Rajeev Chandrasekhar in the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat, Congress' Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday regained the lead with a margin of over 11,000 votes.
Shashi Tharoor,Rajeev Chandrasekhar
Shashi Tharoor,Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Thiruvananthapuram | After trailing by over 20,000 votes behind BJP candidate Rajeev Chandrasekhar in the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat, Congress' Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday regained the lead with a margin of over 11,000 votes.

During the initial hours of counting, the fight between Chandrasekhar and Tharoor was neck-and-neck with each taking a lead of a few thousand votes.

By noon, the BJP leader gained a healthy lead of around 24,000 votes over Tharoor, who is hoping to win a fourth time from Thiruvananthapuram LS seat.

However, more than an hour later, Tharoor took back the lead from Chandrasekhar by a margin of 11,815 votes.

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