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Delhi polls: Arvind Kejriwal congratulates Kiran Bedi, invites her for public debate

New Delhi: With Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announcing Kiran Bedi as its chief ministerial candidate, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Monday invited the former IPS officer for a debate ahead of the Delhi Assembly Elections.

While writing on Twitter, the AAP leader congratulated his former colleague for being nominated as BJP's CM candidate and invited her for a public debate.

Kejriwal further requested Bedi to unblock him from her Twitter account.

Both Kejriwal and Bedi were a part of Anna Hazare's Lokpal movement, but parted ways after the former RTI activist chose to form a political outfit.

When Kejriwal and some other Team Anna members decided to enter the political arena, Bedi disapproved of being a part of any particular journey.

Interestingly while joining BJP last week, the former top cop said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership inspired her to join the party.

While Kejriwal will contest Delhi polls from prestigious New Delhi constituency, BJP has fielded Bedi from Krishna Nagar seat in east Delhi. It was earlier held by Harsh Vardhan, the chief ministerial candidate in the December 2013 elections.

Voting for Delhi Assembly Elections 2015 would be held in a single phase on February 7 with the counting of votes scheduled for February 10. Delhi has 70 Assembly seats.

In 2013 Assembly elections BJP had won 31 seats, AAP 28 and Congress 8.

Delhi has been under President’s Rule since February after the AAP government quit after ruling for 49 days last year.

The total electorate of Delhi is 1.3 crore and the total number of polling stations are 11763.

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