‘I only made people e. Expressed a desire to see Sreedharan as CM ‘
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Chief Advisor E. A day after presenting Sreedharan as the party’s chief ministerial candidate for the assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party state president K.
“The people of Kerala definitely want a government led by celebrities like Shri Sreedharan who will take the state out of this united cycle of corruption and stagnation. The final decision on this, however, has to come from the party’s national leadership, ”Mr. Surendran said during a press conference in Koni in the morning. On the occasion, he accused the media of taking his statement out of context and triggering controversy over it.
Addressing party supporters during his Vijay Yatra in Thiruvalla the other day, Mr. Surendran had said that the party decided to make Mr. Sreedharan its chief ministerial candidate, so that the state could be pushed out of its current phase. He further said that the leadership of Mr. Sreedharan, who was instrumental in implementing major projects like Kochi Metro Rail and Palarivattom flyover, will change the face of Kerala forever.
Central leadership expressed displeasure
However, this statement seems to offend the party’s central leadership as the party has not raised the issue in other electoral states as well. Later, Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muralitharan came up with an explanation that the BJP state president was merely stating the wishes of the people.
Muralitharan told the media, “He was only referring to certain issues in Kerala in which he mentioned that people would like to see a person like Mr. Sreedharan as the Chief Minister.”