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BJP fails to open account in Kerala

Friday, 16 May 2014 - 3:26pm IST | Place: Thiruvananthapruam | Agency: PTI

  • shashi-tharoor Congress party's Shashi Tharoor has won the seat from Thiruvanthapuram

BJP has once again failed to open its account in Kerala, despite its senior leader O Rajagopal putting up a strong performance finishing runner-up to Congress's Shashi Tharoor in Thiruvananthapuram. Though Rajagopal led in the initial rounds of counting, his stock slid in the later stages and he lost to Tharoor by a margin of over 13,000 votes.

LDF candidate Bennet Abraham (CPI) finished third in one of the keenly-watched contests in the state capital of Thiruvanathapuram where the saffron party had pinned its hope of ending decades of electoral jinx.

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