Kiran Bedi's poll promise: 'Will make Delhi a world class city'
Bharatiya Janata Party chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi on Tuesday said that making Delhi a world class city will one of her top priorities.
New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi on Tuesday said that making Delhi a world class city will be one of her top priorities.
Former cop and social activist Kiran Bedi, who joined the BJP this month tweeted: “Making Delhi a world class city will b1 of my top priorities, bringing infrastructure & facilities that will raise quality of life 4all of us.”
Making Delhi a world class city will b1 of my top priorities, bringing infrastructure &facilities that will raise quality of life 4all of us
— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) January 27, 2015
Former Team Anna member, Bedi joined BJP on January 16. The move is being seen as the party's effort to contain Aam Aadmi Party in the national capital.
The 65-year old former IPS officer was inducted into the party fold in the presence of BJP president Amit Shah and Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Harsh Vardhan, triggering speculation that she may be in the race for chief ministership if BJP wins the polls.
AAP founding member Shanti Bhushan last week said making Kiran Bedi the BJP's chief ministerial candidate was a "master stroke" and she will make a better chief minister than AAP's Arvind Kejriwal.
Though the contest is mainly being seen as between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Aam Aadmi Party, the Congress sees itself as "a dark horse" which can turn the applecart of the two parties.
The AAP had won 28 seats in the 2013 elections, finishing a close second to the BJP which won 31 seats. The Congress could win only eight seats.
Assembly polls in Delhi will be held on February 7 and counting of votes will take place on February 10.