Following the chief election committee meeting in New Delhi, BJP president Amit Shah met mediapersons and said, “BJP will contest polls under the leadership of Kiran Bedi in New Delhi. She will contest from Krishna Nagar constituency. The party leadership has chosen her as the chief ministerial candidate for the Delhi Assembly election.”
Kiran Bedi said, “I would like to thank party leadership for showing confidence in me.”
Praising Bedi, Shah said, “Bedi’s whole life has been around the people of Delhi. She has dedicated her life to fight against crime and corruption. During her days in the Delhi Police, she gained much trust among people.”
“She has also been a well known name in social work,” Shah said.
The BJP president further added, “The decision of going to polls under Bedi’s leadership will surely lead us to victory.”
Bedi will contest from the Krishna Nagar seat in east Delhi, considered a BJP stronghold. She had asked the party leadership to field her from this constituency as she did not want a direct fight with Kejriwal.