Sunday, 26 June, 2022
TopicE Sreedharan

Topic: E Sreedharan

Cost & ecology concerns, ‘corruption’: Why there’s a cloud over Kerala’s SilverLine rail project

Pinarayi Vijayan's govt is adamant on implementing Rs 64,000-crore project, but critics have pointed to lack of social, financial or environmental feasibility.

Kerala BJP should shun Hindutva: ‘Metro Man’ Sreedharan, who quit politics but stayed in party

In an interview with ThePrint, Sreedharan, who contested unsuccessfully on a BJP ticket in Kerala assembly polls this year, talks about 'love jihad' & party's presence in the state.

Mamata Banerjee, Babul Supriyo, Dhinakaran, Sreedharan — the big losers this election

Several names, considered promising candidates for their parties, lost the seats they contested in 2021 assembly polls in West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Assam & Puducherry.

BJP’s ‘Metro Man’ Sreedharan leads in Kerala’s Palakkad with over 3,000 votes

E. Sreedharan is up against incumbent Congress MLA Shafi Parambil and CPM’s C. P. Promod. His decision to join BJP & contesting Kerala polls was much debated.

Sabarimala, Sreedharan and a Jesus-invoking Modi—BJP wants to end vote-cutter tag in Kerala

In Kerala, the BJP has been following a calibrated strategy of holding on to its Hindutva agenda with appropriate emphasis placed on local requirements.

BJP fields Sreedharan from Kerala’s Palakkad, MPs Babul Supriyo, Swapan Dasgupta in Bengal race

Sitting BJP MPs Babul Supriyo, Locket Chatterjee & Swapan Dasgupta to contest Bengal polls. In Tamil Nadu, Mahila Morcha chief Vanathi Srinivasan will take on Kamal Haasan.

Why India is only ‘partly free’, and BJP Metro Man’s political track in Kerala

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Union minister Muraleedharan flip-flops over Sreedharan as BJP’s CM candidate in Kerala

V. Muraleedharan first announced that 'Metro man' E. Sreedharan will be the BJP's CM candidate in Kerala, but retracted later in a tweet.

Kerala BJP requests central leadership to make Sreedharan NDA’s CM candidate

The state BJP unit said it is confident that development works will get implemented with a ten-fold force under ‘Metro man’ E Sreedharan.

‘Love jihad’ and ‘nationalism’ prompt two former high court judges in Kerala to join BJP 

Justices P.N. Ravindran and V. Chitambaresh joined the BJP during the 'Vijaya Yathra' in Kochi Sunday. Ravindran says he won’t contest polls but will campaign for party.

On Camera

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VW Polo driving out of India but not before it put a smile on enthusiasts for over a decade

When Volkswagen came to India in the 2000s, great things were expected of them. But frankly, they did not deliver. Then came the Polo.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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