The occasion will resolve on his ticket and the place he ought to contest from, Sreedharan, who presently lives at Ponnani in Malappuram district informed ET. “I will most likely contest the elections,” he mentioned. The BJP leaders, he added, approached him with a request to hitch the occasion and he agreed, he mentioned.
On whether or not he has any desire as for the place to contest from, Sreedharan mentioned he has not considered it.
“I am living in Kerala. There are so many things that could be done, but nothing much is happening here. Industrial and infrastructure developments have taken a backseat. Nothing much has happened on the industrial sector in the past 13 years,” the previous Delhi metro chief mentioned. While in authorities service, Sreedharan belonged to the Indian Railways Service of Engineers (IRSE).
The LDF and UDF combines have taken turns to rule the southern state, whereas the BJP is ruling on the centre. The political conflicts have taken a toll on the state’s improvement. “I feel there is a strong chance for the BJP to form the government in Kerala this time, or at least become a king maker. With the BJP ruling at the centre, if the state also gets a BJP government, that will facilitate industrial growth and development,” he mentioned.
His becoming a member of the BJP, he mentioned, will encourage numerous others to additionally comply with in his footsteps and be part of the occasion. “I enjoy a clean image and that might inspire people who know me to join me,” Sreedharan mentioned.
When he isn’t slowed down by official assignments, Sreedharan spends time on the social workd. He is a component of some nonprofits. He is the nation head of Foundation for Restoration of National Values, which has Ratan Tata, Justice MN Venkatachalaiah, and N Vittal, amongst others, as members. Its purpose: to construct the character and worth system among the many youngsters and within the society as an entire. The outfit recordsdata PILs within the courts on points aligned to this aim.
A believer in Advaitha philosophy, Sreedharan is a devotee of not any specific deity, however believes God is each omnipresent and omniscient. He is a managing trustee on the Narasimhamurthy temple in his native Karukapurthur village in Pattambi taluk of Palakkad district. In the close by temple city of Guruvayoor, he’s a part of a crew engaged on an bold programme to revive and popularise Ashtapadi Aattam — the declining artwork of dance drama, as soon as very fashionable in West Bengal and Odisha, which has its origin within the twelfth century.
One of the hallmarks of Sreedharan’s tasks is that they stayed above any trace of corruption or transgression. Adored by members of his crew, he has this piece of recommendation to younger engineers: “Work for the country. Build yourself the technical competence, value system, character and knowledge.”