Worldwide

'Metro man' Sreedharan to be nominated as NDA's candidate for President's post?

'Metro man' Sreedharan to be nominated as NDA's candidate for President's post?”

The announcement from the Chief Miister's Office comes just after this.

A couple of days after controversy erupted over the architect of Delhi Metro Rail, E. Sreedharan, popularly called "Metro Man" not being invited to the inauguration of Kochi Metro on June 17, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Thursday clarified that the eminent engineer will be present on the occasion.

His name may have later been added after the Kerala CM wrote to the PMO, reports suggest that the BJP-led NDA is considering E Sreedharan, the top advisor to the Delhi Metro Rail Corp that has constructed the Kochi Metro as the candidate for the presidential seat.

There is a probability of "Metro man" E Sreedharan being nominated as the ruling BJP-led NDA's candidate for President, as per a media report. "Moreover, PM Modi maintains distance with the person he has to push up", the publication quoted sources as saying.

Mr. Elias George said he was pleased at the inclusion of Mr. Sreedharan.

As per reports, Kerala government submitted to the PMO a list of 17 people who it wanted to share the dais with PM Modi.

"Please don't make a controversy over the issue".

Sreedharan sought to downplay the controversy and said there was nothing unusual about not being invited as such restrictions are usual in programmes attended by the prime minister.

M. Hassan has flayed the Modi government for indulging in "parochial politics" on the Kochi Metro issue and said 90 percent of the work was completed during the previous UDF government's tenure. The list included Sreedharan, Chennithala, Thomas and Chief Secretary Nailin Netto, among others.

Besides Mr. Modi, the list included Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Governor P. Sathasivam, K.V. Thomas, MP, Minister for Transport Thomas Chandy, and Mayor Soumini Jain.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


16 June 2017
IShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Intl Small-Cap ETF (ISCF)
In terms of CCI levels, iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA Idx ETF (XMS.TO) now has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of 27.04. When applying indicators for technical analysis, traders and investors might want to check out the ATR or Average True Range.

16 June 2017
Malaysia Airlines Passenger Tries To Enter Cockpit
Nonetheless passengers on board were extremely frightened as the men was shouting that he was going to blow up the plane. In a statement , Malaysia Airlines said following the incident, all passengers had safely disembarked the aircraft.

16 June 2017
Newt Gingrich calls special counsel team 'bad people'
Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, declined to comment on the issues Gingrich and others have raised. Session will also testify before the House later Tuesday, scheduled to discuss the department budget.

16 June 2017
What changed on the inside of the iPad Pro 10.5
And so the iPad Pro 10.5 scores a measly 2 out of 10 in iFixit's eyes, making it harder, though not impossible, to fix . Siri will be getting a more expressive voice (not that I could hear much of a difference), and a male voice option.

16 June 2017
Congressional Baseball Game set for fundraising record, following shooting
He was listed in critical condition Wednesday night at a Washington hospital, which said he will require several more operations. The president said he had spoken by telephone with Scalise's wife and offered "full and absolute support, anything she needs".

16 June 2017
Trump reportedly under investigation for obstruction of justice in Russian Federation probe
The New York Times later reported Mueller is seeking interviews with three high-ranking foreign intelligence officials. It is unclear whether McCabe, Comey's successor, has informed Trump of the change in the scope of the probe.

16 June 2017
How to watch Thursday's Congressional baseball game
He sat next to Scalise's bed and spoke with the congressman's family, according to White House press secretary Sean Spicer. Brooks said he heard Scalise scream. "Congressman Steve Scalise [R-La.] sustained a single rifle shot to the left hip".

16 June 2017
Wonder Woman lassos $11 million at Thursday night box office
Last month, it was projected that " Wonder Woman " would rake in $65 million on its opening weekend. As it is, Wonder Woman has been gaining popularity since it's release to theaters.

16 June 2017
Warburton: I am a big doubt for the first Test
Apart from one misfired pass which potentially cost Jonathan Davies a try, Farrell's running game was damaging. There are times when you need to be pragmatic and take the points in a tight game any way you can", he wrote.

16 June 2017
Instagram's new tool to bring transparency in commercial relationships
Instagram announced today a new " paid partnership with " sub-header that will have to appear on sponsored posts and stories . One of the latest is Archive, which lets the user move shared posts into a space that's visible only to the user at hand.