Congress candidate Shashi Tharoor with his party supporters.  (ANI )
Congress candidate Shashi Tharoor with his party supporters. (ANI )

Feel like a batsman who has scored century while his team has lost: Shashi Tharoor

  • Tharoor's remarks came after PM Modi led BJP towards what looks set to be a resounding victory for a second term in office
  • Tharoor is eyeing a third straight win from Thiruvananthapuram

NEW DELHI : Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who seemed headed for a win from Thiruvananthapuram, said he feels like a batsman who has scored a century while his team has lost.

Tharoor's remarks came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi led his Bharatiya Janata Party towards what looks set to be a resounding victory for a second term in office.

"As my lead nears 50,000 with 72 per cent counted, I feel like a batsman who has scored a century while his team has lost! It's a bittersweet emotion I will take some time to reflect on," Tharoor tweeted.

Tharoor, who is eyeing a third straight win from Thiruvananthapuram, was leading by 48,731 votes over his nearest rival of the BJP.

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