Ahead of Kerala polls, engineer E Sreedharan will be joining the Bharatiya Janata Party soon. The state BJP claimed that ‘Metro Man’ Sreedharan would join the party during its ‘Vijay Yatra’, that will be conducted under the leadership of Kerala BJP Chief K Surendran on 21st February. Sreedharan is known for his significant contribution to Kolkata Metro and Delhi Metro. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2001 and the Padma Vibhushan Award in 2008 for his contributions to the revolutionary transport medium. The French government had awarded him the ‘Chevalier de la Legion d Honneur’ award in the year 2005. Time magazine had given him the title of ‘Hero of Asia’ for his contribution.