Win or lose, I am going to stay put in Palakkad: E. Sreedharantext_fields
Thiruvananthapuram: 'Metroman' E. Sreedharan, who witnessed a tight battle at the Palakkad Assembly constituency, said he is determined to work in the constituency for the rest of his life, as reported by IANS.
"Win or lose, I am now going to be stay put in Palakkad. Even though I had left this town a long time back, from now on, I will be here. I will open an office also as my work will be for this constituency," said Sreedharan.
The 88-year-old metroman was set in opposition against two-time Congress legislator and sitting MLA Shafi Parambil and C.P. Pramod of the CPI-M.
"We are confident that we have done well and I was very clear in our strategy that we will not speak anything against our opponents and instead speak on what our plan is for the constituency. Even though I had left this constituency long back, people here knew about me and that has helped me," added Sreedharan.
Palakkad Lok Sabha member V.K. Sreekandan who currently holds the reins in the Congress party in Palakkad as its district committee president played down the confidence of Sreedharan but responded that he is a renowned engineer.
"We also heard that he is going to open an office here. It's good because Indian Railways have announced various projects in Palakkad and his services would be good for that, while the Palakkad legislator's office here would be that of Shafi Parambil," said Sreekandan.