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Tharoor Indicates 2024 Elections as Potential Final Run, Promotes Youth Engagement in Politics

  • Posted on December 29, 2023
  • Politics

Shashi Tharoor, Congress MP, suggested that the 2024 polls might be his last, emphasizing the need for young voices in politics. He emphasized the necessity of giving space to younger generations in electoral arenas while acknowledging the unpredictable nature of politics.

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In a recent statement, Shashi Tharoor, a prominent Congress MP, hinted at the possibility of the upcoming 2024 elections marking his final participation in the political race. He underscored the importance of nurturing opportunities for the youth within the electoral landscape. Tharoor's sentiments were expressed during a Congress event where he engaged with reporters, shedding light on his potential exit from the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency.

"While I lean towards making room for younger individuals, in politics, nothing is certain," Tharoor conveyed to the press, highlighting the evolving nature of political engagements. His statements alluded to a recent television appearance where he had indicated the forthcoming elections might conclude his tenure representing Thiruvananthapuram.

Addressing a query about his prior statements, Tharoor clarified, "I did mention it could be my final election, not an absolute declaration of retirement." He expressed his intent to approach the election fervently, giving his best to serve the constituency as if it were his concluding contest, amplifying his commitment to the electorate.

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Tharoor's political journey commenced a decade ago with a triumphant win in the 2009 general elections, securing the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala. Over successive elections in 2014 and 2019, he maintained an unbroken record of victories. Prior to his political career, Tharoor's professional trajectory included significant roles within the United Nations, where he also represented India in the race for the position of UN Secretary-General in 2006.

Amidst speculation surrounding his potential retirement from electoral contests, Tharoor's emphasis on empowering younger generations reflects a broader call for the infusion of fresh perspectives into the political sphere.

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