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E Sreedharan subjected to casteist attack, his achievements overlooked

Elattuvalapil Sreedharan, popularly known as the “Metro Man” of Bharat joined the Kerala unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He is the brain behind Bharat’s Metro Rail Project. Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan Sreedharan has been appointed as the Principal Advisor of the Kochi Metro Rail Project after his retirement from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). He is credited with transforming Delhi’s Urban Transport.

When such a deserving candidate joined BJP, the so-called ‘liberals’ immediately ignored his immense contribution to the country-wide Metro Rail Network.

Dr. Varun, a cardiologist at Medical Trust Hospital in Kochi claimed that E Sreedharan represents “average privileged bigoted upper-caste Hindu uncle with signals crossed” in a now-deleted tweet. According to him, people like Sreedharan think of Bharat as a territory in need of roads and trains and not as “a country of millions with dreams and aspirations”.

Many netizens pointed out the logical fallacies in his argument. As he wrote in his tweet “UC Hindu Uncle”, questions also have been raised from other Twitter accounts that whether he asks the caste of his patients before prescribing medicines. Though he deleted his tweet later and protected his Twitter account.

Apart from Dr. Varun, another tweet from one “Samrat” gave all the credits to the Japanese and completely disregarded Metro Man Sreedharan’s significant contribution to the Delhi Metro. It was under his leadership, the first phase of Delhi Metro was successfully completed three months before the deadline which was totally ignored by the so-called ‘liberals’.

Sreedharan after joining BJP revealed his decades-old association with RSS. He said that he is a Swayamsevak from his School days and Sangh had laid all the foundational values of his life. He also clarified that the decision to join BJP was not a quick one but was well thought out.

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