SAVE US, SREEDHARAN
Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, have been pursuing former Delhi Metro managing director E. Sreedharan to play a more active role in the 38-km Lucknow Metro project. The Metro Man is a consultant in the Lucknow project, but now lives a semi-retired life in Kerala. He recently expressed his inability to travel to the state capital. On March 3, Mulayam said he had written to the Centre recommending a Bharat Ratna for Sreedharan. Akhilesh, meanwhile, got his staff to patch Sreedharan through on a video conference with his top babus in Lucknow’s state secretariat. The Yadav charm offensive is underway.