Express News Service 20 Mar 2009
TTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Former UN Under-Secretary General Shashi Tharoor, who is being considered by the Congress for contesting from the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency, visited veteran Congress leader K Karunakaran on Thursday to seek the latter’s blessings.
Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Tharoor said that Karunakaran had sent many Congress candidates successfully from Thiruvananthapuram.
Hence, it was necessary to seek his blessings. Regarding the acceptance of his candidature by the Congress circles in the district, he said: “There may be many aspirants for the seat. But once the candidature is announced, everyone will be united. This time the Congress is very particular that it should win the Thiruvananthapuram seat.” When asked about the protest over his candidature here and the burning of his effigy, he said: “Youngsters will do such things. Our aim is to win. For that I will do my part and the rest would be given by the party workers