Delhi’s former IPS officer and former India Against Corruption activist, Kiran Bedi joins BJP in the presence of party Amit Shah. The president confirmed that she will contest in the Assembly elections from North Delhi that will be held in the next month.
Ms Bedi was officially inducted into the party when she shared stage with party leaders like Amit Shah, Arun Jaitley and Harshavardhan at the BJP headquarteres in Delhi today.
Mr. Shah welcomed Ms. Bedi’s joining into the party, but the party President didn’t say anything when asked whether she would contest against the Aam Aadmi Party President Arvind Kejriwal and added that that would be decided by the party’s parliamentary board committee.
“When I was overlooked for the police commissioner, I left because the work that I was given was not challenging enough.” She said.
In an interview to a national television, Ms Bedi said, “I will consider myself to be ready for it if such an offer is made,” when asked if she would accept an offer to be fielded as a candidate for CM.
On the other hand, the president of Aam Aadmi Party, Arvind Kejriwal made a tweet about Kiran Bedi joining BJP. It was both of them played a key role during the India Against Corruption movement. Kejriwal said that he is happy that Kiran Bedi joined politics.
I have been fond of Kiran Bedi ji. I always tried to convince her that she shud join politics. I am happy she did it today.
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 15, 2015