Kerala, February 26:

India’s ‘Metroman’ E Sreedharan on Thursday, 25 February, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Kerala, just weeks ahead of the state Assembly elections.

“A great day for Kerala which look forward to politics based on development agenda. Welcome to BJP Metro Man,” the party’s Kerala handle tweeted.

Sreedharan said the rebuilding of the bridge will be completed next week and will be opened to the public. “The deadline given was 18 months, but we completed within five-and-a-half months,” he said.

“After serving the country for 67 years, I had a wish for serving the state and I joined the BJP to fulfil the dream. I believe that I should work with the BJP to serve the society sincerely and honestly,” he said.

Union Minister of State for Power RK Singh, BJP state vice-president C Sadanandan, general secretary MT Ramesh, Yuva Morcha state president Prabhul Krishnan, C Krishnakumar, George Kurien and others also spoke during the event.