Shashi Tharoor

Speaking at a conclave here Thursday, Tharoor, who has been elected to the Lok Sabha from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala thrice in a row since 2009, said he believes he has done his job properly and that is the reason why people have reposed faith in him.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal granted relief to Tharoor on a personal bond of Rs 20,000 after he appeared before the court and moved bail application.

The Congress has no time to sit and lick its wounds as it must immediately pick itself up for the upcoming state elections, Tharoor told PTI. 

"I think the south will definitely play an instrumental role in deciding the political fate of the country, particularly in the context of voting out the present ruling dispensation, under whose tenure, the south has an understandable case of step-motherly treatment under the Centre," Tharoor told PTI in an interview.

According to party sources, Tharoor who is aiming for a hat-trick from Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency, sustained injuries on his head, which required six stitches.

In Uttar Pradesh, the party has fielded Arvind Singh Chauhan from Gautam Budha Nagar, Indira Bhatti from Bijnor, Om Prakash Sharma from Meerut, Brijender Singh from Aligarh, Pritam Lodhi from Hamirpur and Bal Krishna Chauhan from Ghosi.

From tax rebate upto Rs 5 lakhs to Rs 6000 cash perks for farmers, the interim budget presented by the Narendra Modi government aimed to target the poor, middle class and farmers ahead of the Lok Sabha elections 2019. BJP, on one hand, is calling it a 'budget for all' but the opposition party leaders are finding the interim budget another set of lies (zoomla) by the Narendra Modi government.

The ace politician took a dig at Modi and attacked Bharatiya Janata Party of biasness. He wrote " It seems that under the BJP even God must serve a political purpose & members of other parties must not be allowed to worship in the prime ministerial presence!"