THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Hours after E.Sreedharan, 88, often referred to as Metroman on Thursday said it will be his the last working day with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) since work at the Palarivattom flyover was complete ahead of schedule, state BJP president K.Surendran said that is why the Metroman will be the BJP's chief ministerial candidate.
Surendran, who is leading his state-wide yatra, told party workers at Thiruvalla that this is the difference between the BJP and the two traditional political fronts. "While the other two fronts are engaged in corruption, our model is what the Metroman showed when he finished the work of a bridge months ahead of the scheduled time and that's why we have put him as the Chief Minister candidate of the BJP. Metroman is our CM candidate," said Surendran.
Earlier in the day, Sreedharan, wearing his trademark uniform of the DMRC, himself told the media at the Palarivattom flyover that Thursday will be his last working day and for the past 24 years he has been wearing the DMRC uniform.
"When we were handed over work on this project, the state government had given us eight months to complete the reconstruction work, but we have completed it in five months. This became a reality on account of the work of the Uralungal Labour Cooperative Society, which did the work.