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Tharoor: Lost UN elections, won Lok Sabha polls

By Super Admin
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Thiruvanthapuram: Former UN under-secretary general Shashi Tharoor won the Thiruvanthapuram constituency by defeating his nearest CPI rival P Ramachandran Nair by a margin of over 95,000 votes.

Its widely believed that Congress party will gift Shashi Tharoor with a minister-ship in the upcoming cabinet as he was 'high commands' own candidate.

53-year-old Tharoor had a 23-year-long career in the UN and had served as the under-secretary general for communications and public information between June 2002 and February 2007, during the term of secretary general Kofi Annan.

In 2006, he was the official candidate of India for the post of secretary general, and came second out of the seven candidates in the race.

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