Union minister Muraleedharan makes U-turn after saying Sreedharan to be BJP's CM face in Kerala

Says cross-checked with party chief, no such announcement made

Union minister Muraleedharan makes U-turn after saying Sreedharan to be BJP's CM face in Kerala

E Sreedharan. File photo

Vibha Sharma

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, March 4

Hours after tweeting 'Metroman' E Sreedharan will be BJP's chief ministerial candidate for the Kerala assembly elections, Union Minister V Muraleedharan clarified on Thursday that the party has not made any such announcement.

"What I wanted to tell was that through media reports I learnt that the party has made this announcement. Later, I cross-checked with the party chief who said that he has not made any such announcement," Muraleedharan said on his earlier statement on E Sreedharan as CM face of BJP in Kerala.

Muraleedharan had earlier said, “BJP will fight Kerala polls with E Sreedharanji as its chief ministerial candidate. We will defeat both CPM and Congress to provide a corruption-free, development-oriented Governance for the people of Kerala.”.

In the current Assembly, the BJP has just one seat, Nemom.

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