Kerala Election 2021: BJP announces 16-member Election Committee, includes Metroman E Sreedharan
The state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has formed a 16-member state election committee on Wednesday for the Kerala assembly election, to be held in March-April this year, in which 'Metroman' E Sreedharan (E Sreedharan) ) Are also among those who joined the BJP recently. BJP state president K.R. Surendran said in a statement that a 16-member committee has been formed with the permission of the party's national president JP Nadda.
Apart from Surendran and Sreedharan in this committee, V. Muralitharan, National Vice President AP Abdullakutty, former State President Kummanam Rajasekharan, O. Rajagopal MLA, CK Padmanabhan, PK Krishnadas and State General Secretary MT Ramesh are also included. Meanwhile, the process of selection of candidates in the party is moving forward. At the same time, on 7 March, Union Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to visit the state and will attend the closing ceremony of BJP's ongoing 'Vijay Yatra' in the state.
Sreedharan's declaration for Kerala election
Sreedharan joined the BJP in Malappuram during the party's 'Vijay Yatra' last month. He announced his decision on 18 February, saying, "If the BJP comes to power in Kerala, then I am ready to become the Chief Minister." Although I have not yet asked the party for this, but if the party asks me, I am ready to take this position and show how the state can be run efficiently like we are running DMRC. I want to do something for Kerala, for which I will have to stand with the BJP. "
BJP has high hopes from Sreedharan
Regarding Kerala, BJP is hopeful that with Sreedharan's entry into the party, BJP will be able to win the support of the middle class in the state and will get a political edge in the Kerala assembly elections. Senior party leader B Radhakrishna Menon said that Sreedharan's decision to work with the BJP raised new hope for the development of Kerala. Menon said, "His decision to join BJP has boosted the morale of our party workers in the state." 'Development of Kerala' will be the main electoral issue in the coming assembly elections. "
'LDF and UDF do not matter'
However, two major players in the state's politics - the ruling CPI-M-led LDF and the Congress-led UDF - say that Sreedharan's entry into the state's politics will not make any difference. Recently, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor had said that Sreedharan's entry into the BJP will not have any significant impact on the upcoming assembly elections in Kerala. 88-year-old Sreedharan is a famous civil engineer of the country. He was the director of Delhi Metro from the year 1995 to 2012 and has been awarded the Padma Shri in 2001 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2008.
Voting will be held in Kerala in one phase
The Election Commission has announced the dates for the assembly elections in five states - Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Union Territory of Puducherry. Voting in these states will begin on March 27 and will end on April 29. Votes will be counted on 2 May in all places. Assembly elections in West Bengal will be held in eight phases. Puducherry, Kerala and Tamil Nadu will go to polls in a phase on 6 April. In Assam, people will vote in three phases.