E Sreedharan, a retired engineer well-known for spearheading the Delhi Metro challenge, has joined the BJP. The 88-year-old was welcomed within the social gathering by Kerala BJP chief Ok Surendran at a gathering organised at Malappuram on Thursday.
“Metro man Sri E Sreedharan joins BJP at Mallapuram within the presence of Union Minister Sri RK Singh throughout Kerala Vijaya Yatra led by Ok Surendran,” senior BJP chief BL Santhosh tweeted.
— B L Santhosh (@blsanthosh) February 25, 2021
Mr Sreedharan, who was felicitated with a garland within the presence of numerous BJP employees, stated becoming a member of the social gathering was one of many best moments of his life.
The engineer retired as chief of the Delhi Metro in 2011. He was additionally concerned in different metro tasks within the nation equivalent to in Jaipur, Lucknow and Kochi.
He earlier this month stated he was becoming a member of the social gathering to make a distinction in Kerala utilizing his expertise as an administrator.
“I’ve been dwelling in Kerala for the final 10 years, since my retirement. I’ve seen totally different governments and they aren’t doing what might be carried out for the individuals. I’m becoming a member of the BJP to have the ability to do my half, utilizing my expertise,” he had stated.
He had additionally stated that he was able to contest the Kerala Meeting election, due within the coming months. When requested about chief ministership, he had stated, “In the event that they (BJP) need, actually. To let you know very frankly, except I’m the Chief Minister these (priorities) can’t be achieved.”
The BJP has only one MLA within the 140-strong Kerala Meeting.
The Congress has downplayed his entry within the BJP.
“The excessive level of the influence (of E Sreedharan) will turn into this announcement itself,” Congress MP Shashi Thaoor stated final week.
With inputs from PTI