BJP candidate and Metro Man E Sreedharan speaking to a news agency said that he is confident of turning around the party’s fortune in Kerala. According to the technocrat, who has implemented several flagship projects in India, including the Metro Rail, claims that “either the party will have a full majority or have enough number of seats to evolve as a kingmaker in the state.”
Sreedharan who was part of Home Minister Amit Shah’s roadshow in Malampuzha, Palakkad, expressed his confidence in winning the Palakkad Assembly constituency.
According to Sreedharan, who seems to have a pulse on what the people of his constituency need, says that the people of Palakkad want good roads, better transportation, a better waste management plant and better water supply. He claimed that he would make Palakkad the best constituency in two years.
Pointing out that there are several people without jobs despite the State topping in literacy, he said that it was due to the fact that there were not enough industries. “There are hardly any industries in Kerala today. Only industries can bring wealth to the state. Job creation is necessary as Kerala has the most unemployed youths.”
Promising to resolve the issue of lack of job opportunities, Sreedharan, said that he hoped to use his experiences from when he implemented various infrastructure development in the country to provide better living condition for his people. Sreedharan, who has worked with both the left and right front governments claims that both the governments were more bothered about the next election than the development of the State. BJP, he feels, is a party that gave importance to the development and security of the country.
“My main focus and priority is development. The BJP is fighting the polls on the plank of development,” he said.
The 88-year old added that there is no communal division among the people like in other fronts in BJP and that all are nationalists; a reason for him to join the party. According to the technocrat, a large number of votes from the LDF would go to the BJP in the upcoming Kerala Assembly Polls.