“I have not cited my choice for any constituency. Kochi is one of the places I know very well [having supervised Kochi Metro's phase one works], Says Sreedharan
Nobody doubts about his entry into the political arena, 88-year-old E.W. Sreedharan said here on Thursday that this would be the last day he would wear DMRC uniform, a dress he had worn for the first time in 1997 when he joined the metro agency.
“I have not cited my choice for any constituency. Kochi is one of the places I know well (Kochi works in Phase One of the metro). The only condition is that it should not be too far from Ponnani (their place of residence) – like the southern districts, ”he told media persons here on Thursday.
“I will also tender my resignation as Principal Advisor to DMRC soon, before submitting nomination to contest in the forthcoming Legislative Assembly elections. I will still be available to oversee the development projects including an MLA, ”said Mr. Sreedharan, after inspecting the Palarivattom flyover here, which DMRC remodeled in a record time of five months and 10 days and opened for traffic. Is ready for.
Bouquets, games for brick and stone
Responding to questions on his decision to enter politics, inviting criticism from several quarters, Sreedharan said that he, being a keen reader of the Bhagavad Gita, was drawn to both bouquets and brick-stones. It is but natural that some will praise the decision, while others will criticize. I'm ready for both, he said.
Mr. Sreedharan said that he would opt for a comprehensive election campaign. “There will be no door-to-door travel to homes and shops. The emphasis will be on the digital campaign, whose message reaches every household and every person. I will work like a technocrat and rely on a competent team like that. Building flyovers.” Deployed for. Ultimately, more technically qualified people should join politics to eliminate rot in the system. “
Of four wee
“Professional competence and honesty are my strong points. For ages, it's not just physical agility – I'm mentally very cautious, “said Mr. Sreedharan. He called upon the people of Kerala to focus on the four V's – Vikasanam (development), Vidyabhyasam (education), Pure bharanam (Clean Governance) and Vyavasam (Industrial Area). He said that the government should be clean and altruistic and the BJP can lead them in Kerala.
In response to a media poll that hinted at the possibility of the LDF government staying in power for a second term, Mr. Sreedharan said that it was unlikely and hoped that the BJP would come to power. We have the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) rising to power in Delhi. It is the perception of people that matters, he said.