Metroman E Sreedharan on Sunday said he was ready to take up any responsibility given to him by the BJP, which he had recently joined.
Speaking at a rally being attended by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, here at Shangumugham, Sreedharan said he wanted to utilise his energy for the state of Kerala.
“For the last 67 years I was a government servant. Many people have asked me why I ventured into politics after these many years. For 67 years, I worked as part of many projects for this country.”
“I am still energetic and want to utilise my energy for the state of Kerala. Whatever responsibility is given tome I will take it up with all courage and energy,” Sreedharan said at the concluding function of Vijay Yatra taken out by BJP state president K Surendran from Kasaragod to Thiruvananthapuram, ahead of the April 6 assembly polls.
Shah also wrapped a shawl around Sreedharan welcoming him into the party fold.
The Metroman, who is all set to contest the assembly polls on a BJP ticket, had recently resigned from the post of DMRC’s Principal Advisor.
Sreedharan (88), now a member of the BJP state Election Committee, said he has requested the party leadership to field him from a constituency not far from his residence in Ponnani in Malappuram district.
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