Kiran Bedi Ready To Fight against Arvind Kejriwal
One day after joining the BJP Kiran Bedi announced today that she is ready to contest in the Delhi assembly polls against the AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, if her party asks her to do so. Kejriwal and Bedi worked together for team Anna earlier.
When asked about AAP’s criticism over changing her stand on not joining politics, she rebutted that she is free to make her own decisions and choices and her “aversion” was vanished due to Modi‘s leadership.
She also said that “The constituency selection is always a decision of the party. I will go by their decision. If they want me to fight against him, I will do so, because they know better than I do”.
“They haven’t brought me to lose, they have brought me to win,” said the former IPS officer when asked whether she will be pitted against the AAP chief.
The AAP reacted to the news of Bedi joining BJP as “shocking”. “It is sad and shocking that Bedi, who had been maintaining that she will always remain apolitical and keep raising the issues of people has joined the BJP. Our best wishes are with her,” party leader Sanjay Singh had said. The AAP chief also said that he had tried to convince Bedi to enter into politics earlier.
“I do not wish to go into the past. I am in present and looking towards the future. I have a right to make my own choices and nobody can question that. I want to lead my life as per my own wish,” Bedi retorted.
Kejriwal and Bedi were the spearheads in the massive agitation to press for Lokpal Bill in the parliament along with the activist Anna Hazare. “I am not here to win or loose. I am here to see that the party wins. If I win I am excellent, if I don’t win I still win. I have so much to go back to,” Bedi said today. “We need a stable government in Delhi. A year has passed and we have paid a huge price,” she said.
Bedi, who had been praising Modi and supporting BJP through her Twitter posts since the start of the campaign for Lok Sabha polls, last year said, “The change of leadership made me change my mind. The way Narendra Modi is changing the world around. The way NRIs are flocking into the country to invest now and the way the nation’s hopes have been revived, the aversion have gone”