Hours after BJP projected ‘metro man’ E Sreedharan as its CM candidate for Kerala elections, Union minister V Muraleedharan’s statement has triggered confusion.
He claimed to have “cross-checked” with party’s Kerala chief K Surendran on the announcement, who said that “he has not made any such announcement”.
“What I wanted to tell was that through media reports I learnt that the party has made this announcement. Later, I cross-checked with the party chief who said that he has not made any such announcement,” V Muraleedharan was quoted as saying by ANI.
Sreedharan, the architect of the Delhi Metro, had formally joined the BJP on February 25 in the presence of Union Minister RK Singh at a function in Malappuram district. He had earlier said that he will work as a technocrat rather than as a politician.