The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday announced that 'Metro Man' E Sreedharan would be the saffron party’s chief minister candidate for the upcoming Kerala Assembly elections. The 88-year-old joined the party last week.
BJP state president K Surendran has announced the decision saying, “The party will soon release a list of other candidates as well.”
A couple of weeks ago, after announcing his decision to join the BJP, Sreedharan, who has been hailed for his role in setting up the Delhi Metro, had indicated he was ready to contest the Assembly elections.
On Thursday, Sreedharan said he had not decided on a constituency. “I am ready to contest in any seat, and victory is sure for me. I strongly believe that BJP will come to power. However, I want to contest from a constituency which is not far away from Ponnani in Malappuram, where I am residing now,” he said.