NEW DELHI: Union minister
who announced that former Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan would be the
's chief ministerial candidate in Kerala, issued a clarification saying that the party had not yet taken a final decision.
"There were some statements that E Sreedharan will be CM candidate in Kerala. I heard media reports that the party has announced him as the CM candidate, Muraleedharan told news agency ANI.
"After I talked to the party president he said that he hasn't made any statement and he was only referring to some issue in Kerala, So it should not be considered as an announcement, I m clarifying it," he added.
Muraleedharan's clarification came hours after he announced that Sreedharan will be BJP's chief ministerial candidate for the Kerala assembly elections.
"BJP4Keralam will fight Kerala polls with E Sreedharan Ji as its Chief Ministerial Candidate.We will defeat both CPIMKerala & INCKerala to provide a corruption-free, development-oriented Governance for the people of Kerala," he had said on Twitter.
"Kerala BJP under the able leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji will strive to take care of the needs of the people of Kerala. The New Kerala under E Sreedharan Ji will pave the way for an efficient & effective Govt in the state." he added.
Former Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan formally joined BJP in Malappuram on February 25 in presence of Union Minister RK Singh.