Senior politician and former defence minister AK Antony was addressing the press during Thiruvananthapuram candidate Sashi Tharoor's campaigning. Antony slammed the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for politicizing the feats of armed forces. He was harsh in stating that surgical strikes were actions that were of utmost secret but the Prime Minister is taking credit for undercover operations of armed forces. The veteran politician said that PM's assurance to safeguard Sabarimala traditions are fake promises which he will not fulfill. He said that the Prime Minister is a much better actor than Kerala's own megastar Mammootty and is tricking the people of the country.