‘Rahul Gandhi should start a gym, Tharoor an English institute’: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Chandrasekhar is facing a stiff challenge from Tharoor in Thiruvananthapuram

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On the eve of the counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections, Union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar took a sarcastic jibe at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and his opponent in the Thiruvananthapuram constituency Shashi Tharoor.

Chandrasekhar said Rahul Gandhi should find a career in gym while Tharoor should start an English institute.

"Rahul Gandhi should start a gym. Shashi Tharoor should start an English training institute. The Congress party has many people who are very good with language and speak very eloquently and I think these elections will point them towards a new occupation,” the minister told ANI.

Thiruvananthapuram is one of the few seats which the BJP holds high hope on in Kerala. Chandrasekhar is facing a stiff challenge from Tharoor who is seeking a third term from this Lok Sabha seat.

"The people of India want their political leaders who serve them and who can improve their lives, and certainly, this group of people, whether that is Rahul Gandhi or anybody else in the Congress party, certainly does not fit the bill," the minister said.

Chandrasekhar claimed that the people of the country are happy that the exit polls predicted a third straight term for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“It is historic in many ways that he is getting a third term and more importantly, it is the third term where each successive mandate has improved and shows how people are responding to his governance, his development, and how he is taking India forward,” he said.

Chandrasekhar’s remarks came after Tharoor dismissed the exit poll predictions as “laughable” and said the INDIA bloc would get more than 295 seats.

“Our Congress president, after meeting all the INDIA bloc members, has said that he is convinced that we are getting about 295 for the alliance. I stick to that number," Tharoor had told reporters.

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