"Metro Man" E Sreedharan Member Of BJP's Kerala State Election Committee

BJP state president K Surendran said in a statement that the committee was constituted with the permission of the party's national president JP Nadda.

'Metro Man' E Sreedharan Member Of BJP's Kerala State Election Committee

E Sreedharan, the architect of the Delhi Metro, had formally joined the BJP in February.

Thiruvananthapuram:

The Kerala BJP on Wednesday constituted a 16 member state election committee for the April 6 assembly polls, with ''Metroman'' E Sreedharan, who joined the party recently, being one of them.

BJP state president K Surendran said in a statement that the committee was constituted with the permission of the party's national president JP Nadda.

Besides Mr Surendran and Mr Sreedharan, union minister V Muraleedharan, BJP national vice president A P Abdullakutty, former state presidents Kummanam Rajasekharan, O Rajagopal MLA, CK Padmanabhan and PK Krishnadas are the prominent members of the committee.

While senior leader and state vice president Shobha Surendran's name was missing from the list, Mahila Morcha state president Nivedita Subrahmanian has found a place in the committee.

The panel also has some special invitees, including the party's in-charge CP Radhakrishnan and his deputy Sunil Kumar.

Mr Sreedharan, the architect of the Delhi Metro, had formally joined the BJP on February 25 in the presence of Union Minister R K Singh at a function at Changaramkulam in Malappuram district when the ''Vijay Yatra'' led by Surendran reached there.