While there are many speculations going around these days about who will be the next President of India, the latest buzz doing the rounds is that ‘Metro Man’ E Sreedharan could possibly be the next President of India. One of the reasons for this is the recent exclusion of Sreedharan from the list of people who were to attend the inauguration of Kochi Metro. It was reported that the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) had struck off his name from the list of dignitaries to be present at the inauguration and share the stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Sources said that the PMO may not have wanted its Presidential candidate to share the stage with PM Modi.
E Sreedharan has now been invited to be part of the inauguration of Kochi Metro, but it has been done today at the insistence of the State government. Sources also said that Sreedharan was already apprised of the situation. Another logic is that Sreedharan is a candidate who may not face resistance from other political parties, especially the opposition. Sreedharan has a clean image and has been credited with launching one of the world’s best metro network in the national capital. Even the citizens of the country have great respect and admiration for Sreedharan.