Kiran Bedi is Chief Ministerial candidate for Delhi Assembly polls: BJP chief Shah

New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah on Monday announced that former IPS officer Kiran Bedi will be BJP’s chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming elections in Delhi.

BJP's Delhi Chief Ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi
BJP’s Delhi Chief Ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi

Brushing aside murmurs of dissent, BJP today named new entrant Kiran Bedi, a former IPS officer, as its Chief Ministerial candidate for the February seven Delhi Assembly elections.

Making the announcement after a meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Board, party president Amit Shah said the decision of fielding 65-year-old Bedi was “unanimous”.

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He said BJP will contest the crucial polls for the 70-member Assembly under Bedi’s leadership.

She will contest from the Krishna Nagar seat in East Delhi, considered a BJP stronghold.

The Parliamentary Board meeting was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj among others.

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