'Metro Man' courts row, calls Vijayan an autocrat

Sunday, 21 Feb, 10.33 am

Ahead of his entry into the BJP, 'Metro Man'' E. Sreedharan courted controversy by calling Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan an 'autocrat' and evoking a sharp reaction from the CPM leadership. Sreedharan said it would be a tragedy if Left Democratic Front (LDF) were to come back to power again in Kerala after the Assembly polls scheduled to be held soon.

In an interview with a regional channel, the wellknown engineer, who is set to join BJP next week, said the Chief Minister was depending on the flawed advice of bureaucrats.

Sreedharan heaped praise on the Opposition Congress-led United Democratic Front.