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‘Metro Man’ E Sreedharan calls active politics a quit, takes retirement

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: Months after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lost the Kerala assembly polls, E Sreedharan, popularly known as ‘Metro Man’, on Thursday announced that he was taking retirement from active politics.

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“Though I am quitting active politics, it doesn’t mean that I am completely leaving politics,” Sreedharan was quoted as saying by media.

“I am 90 years old. Entering politics at this age is still a dangerous game. I had a good hope when I first entered politics. Currently, there is no passion left for me in active politics,” he further said.

Adding that he “was never a politician”, he called himself a bureaucrat.

For the unversed, eminent engineer, Sreedharan – known for helming big-ticket infra projects like Konkan Railway and Delhi Metro, had joined the BJP in Kerala ahead of elections. He was the BJP’s candidate from Palakkad constituency in the Kerala assembly polls held earlier this year. However, the saffron party lost the elections, which contested from 113 seats.

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