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Saturday, 20 July 2024 6.46 PM IST

"Today curtains down on my 18year stint of public service": Rajeev Chandrasekhar's X note posted by intern; explanation note from former IT minister


THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Rajeev Chandrasekhar had posted a shocking note on X minutes before the Narendra Modi-led NDA government was sworn in for the third time in the country. He shared a note on social media that he was ending 18 years of public service. However, he withdrew the post when he saw that the incident would become newsworthy and controversial. He later posted on X that the misunderstanding behind the post was a mistake made by a new young intern on his team.

He contested as an NDA candidate from Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency and lost to Shashi Tharoor by 16,077 votes. Rajeev Chandrasekhar conceded defeat after shocking Tharoor in a fierce contest. He was the minister with independent charge of IT department in the second Modi government. His X post circulated amid rumours that Rajeev Chandrasekhar is preparing to work from Thiruvananthapuram despite losing this time.

Note shared by Rajeev Chandrasekhar on social media

"Today curtains down on my 18 year stint of public service, of which 3 years I had the privilege to serve with PM @narendramodi ji's TeamModi2.0.

I certainly didn’t intend to end my 18years of public service, as a candidate who lost an Election, but that’s how its turned out.

My deepest thanks to all those I met, all those who supported me - and

in particular all those karyakartas and leaders who so inspired and

energized me. Thanks also to my colleagues in govt over last 3 years.

As a @BJP4India karyakarta, I will continue to support and work in party"


Meanwhile, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor came forward with a response to Rajeev Chandrasekhar's post.

"As someone who discussed various issues with you during your stint in government, I have no doubt that there is much more you can contribute to our country through public service, Rajeev Chandrasekhar. Elective office is only one path (and you are young enough to have another crack at that too!) All the best for the future." posted Shashi Tharoor

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