Kerala BJP: ‘Metroman’ Sreedharan set to join party

Thiruvananthapuram: In a surprise move, the Kerala state unit of the BJP appears to have managed a prized catch, with its state president K. Surendran on Thursday announcing that ‘Metroman’ E. Sreedharan will be joining the BJP.

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“Metroman has informed that he will be joining the BJP by taking the party membership when the state-wide yatra (led by Surendran) reaches Malappurram district (the home district of Sreedharan),” said Surendran.

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Surendran’s state-wide yatra begins next week from Kasargode.

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Sreedharan confirmed that he will be joining the BJP. “Yes, I will be joining BJP. Other political parties in Kerala are just working in the interest of their respective parties and failed to do any good to Kerala,” he said.

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When asked whether he would contest the upcoming assembly polls, he said: “If the BJP asks me to contest I will. It is for them to decide the constituency. A lot of development works can be done and I hope to do it by joining BJP.”

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He said there are many development-oriented works in infrastructure and industries that need to be carried out in the state.

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“If Kerala has to develop then its infrastructure and industries have to develop,” he stated.

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The 88-year-old hugely popular engineer is known for his widespread contribution in the fields of building iconic infrastructure projects.

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Sreedharan is presently leading a retired life at his home.

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He was the livewire behind not just the Kochi Metro, Kerala’s first metro project, which has become a hugely popular form of transport, but also the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation or DMRC.

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