Kerala BJP chief has on Thursday announced that ‘Metro Man’ E Sreedharan will be the party’s chief ministerial candidate in the forthcoming state Assembly elections.
Surendran said, “E Sreedharan will be BJP’s Chief Minister candidate in the upcoming Kerala Assembly Elections 2021.”
E Sreedharan earlier visited the Palarivattom flyover which is currently being reconstructed. The Metro Man said the people of Kerala will elect his party to power and he is expecting a “big” victory in the Assembly elections.
“People know very well what is good for them and what is good for the state. I am very confident they will elect BJP to power. I am expecting a big victory. I have made only one demand to BJP that I want to contest in a constituency not far away from Ponnani where I am residing now,” he said.
The BJP flag bearer also hinted that it’s the mental age rather than the physical age that actually decides what responsibilities a person should go after.
He said, “It is the age of the mind that matters, not only the age of the body. Mentally, I am very alert and young. So far, I don’t have any issues with health. I don’t think health will be much of an issue. I will not be working as a normal politician. I will continue to work like a technocrat.”
BJP chief Surendran on Wednesday announced a 16-member state election committee which happens to include E Sreedharan, who only joined the party recently, and said then he was open to any position the party wants him to represent.
The upcoming election for 140 members Kerala Assembly will hold on April 6, the Election Commission of India (ECI) had confirmed.
Assembly election of 2021 has had the number of polling booths in Kerala extended from 21,498 to 40,771. Meanwhile, the counting of votes will hold on May 2.
The 14th Kerala legislative assembly’s tenure will automatically end by June 1, 2021, while a total of 2,67,88,268 electors will elect the candidates in Kerala for the 15th legislative assembly. (ANI)