Retired technocrat Dr E. Sreedharan, known as Metro Man for leading Delhi’s metro railway project, joined the BJP recently. In an interview to Preetha Nair, the 88-year-old tells why he took the political plunge.
The decision: I have completed all my professional responsibilities. This is a good opportunity to serve my state Kerala, using my experience and talent. I have decided to join the BJP for this reason.
Kerala alternates between CP(I)M-led LDF and Congress-led UDF: The cyclic alternate regimes have not brought any tangible progress or benefit to the state. Both governments are riddled with corruption, scandals and misdeeds.
You favour a law against ‘love jihad’ and banning beef: I have not stated the BJP will bring a law against love jihad or ban beef. In any case, beef-eating and love jihad are against the sentiments of the majority in Kerala and any efforts to win the confidence of a particular section of society has...