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Muraleedharan Clarifies That BJP Has Not Decided To Appoint Sreedharan As CM Candidate For Kerala Polls | India News


NEW DELHI: The Union Minister of State for Foreign Affairs V Muraleedharan clarified on Thursday that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has not yet decided to nominate the former head of the Delhi Metro, E Sreedharan, popularly known as ‘Metroman’, as the party’s prime minister candidate for the upcoming Kerala assembly elections.
Speaking to ANI, Muraleedharan said: “There were some statements that E Sreedharan will be a CM candidate in Kerala. I heard media reports that the party has announced him as a CM candidate.
“After I spoke with the party chairman, he told me that he had not made any statement and that he was only referring to some issue in Kerala, so it should not be considered as an announcement, I am clarifying,” he added.
Earlier today, Muraleedharan told ANI that Sreedharan would become the main ministerial candidate for the upcoming Kerala Assembly elections.
“The BJP will fight Kerala polls with E Sreedharan Ji as its top ministerial candidate. We will defeat both the CPM and Congress to provide development-oriented and corruption-free governance for the people of Kerala,” he tweeted.
“Kerala BJP, under the able leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji, will endeavor to serve the needs of the people of Kerala. The new Kerala under E Sreedharan Ji will pave the way for efficient and effective government in the state.” added.
Before that, the head of the Kerala BJP, K Surendran, had said that the face of the state can be changed if Sreedharan becomes the CM of the state.
“If Metroman becomes the prime minister, the face of Kerala may change,” Surendran told ANI.
Former Delhi Metro Chief E Sreedharan formally joined the BJP in Malappuram on February 25 in the presence of Union Minister RK Singh. He joined the party during BJP’s ongoing Vijaya Yatra led by Kerala BJP chief K Surendran.
On February 18, Sreedharan announced that he will be joining the BJP. “If the BJP comes to power in Kerala, I am ready to become the prime minister. The party has not asked me until now why it is too premature. But if the BJP asks me, I am ready to take office and show how a he state can be executed efficiently as we do with DMRC, “Sreedharan had told ANI earlier.
The election for the 140-member Kerala Assembly will be held on April 6, announced the Election Commission of India (ECI).

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