Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi on Thursday joined Bharatiya Janata Party in New Delhi in the presence of party President Amit Shah and Union Fniance Minister Arun Jaitley. Kiran Bedi, who was associated with Anna Hazare’s anti corruption movement, is likely to be pitted against Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal from New Delhi constituency in the Assembly elections.
While welcoming Kiran Bedi into the party, Shah announced that she would contest the Delhi Assembly elections but refused to confirm her seat or if she would be BJP’s chief ministerial candidate.
“For last 40 years I have been serving the nation. When my seniority was ignored I decided to quit the force. Now I am here because of PM Modi’s leadership,” Bedi said.
“I am thankful to PM Modi for his blessings and his trust in me,” Bedi added.
BJP is expected to use Kiran Bedi for downplaying Kejriwal’s anti-corruption stance.
Bedi has been all praise for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the past one year. “Feel as if the country was orphaned past several years. It finally has a guardian who is caring and capable! We can now focus on creativity,” she had tweeted after 2014 Lok Sabha election results were declared on May 16.