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Kiran Bedi: I am contesting on a development plank

BJP Chief Ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi at a road show in New Delhi on Wednesday. Photo: V. Sudershan   | Photo Credit: V_Sudershan

Reaching out to Muslims, BJP’s Chief Ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi on Tuesday said she was against “divisive politics” and that she was contesting the polls on development plank.

“My religion is that of humanity. I’ve never believed in divisive politics. Hindu Muslim Sikh Isai apas mein hai bhai bhai [All are brothers],” Ms. Bedi said addressing a rally in Seelampur constituency.

She assured the women of the area of security and safety, if voted to power.

“My sisters, you will get security. It is my responsibility. If you’re facing any trouble, call the CM’s control room. I will not tell you that the police is not under me,” Ms. Bedi said taking a jibe at the former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit’s remarks post December 16, 2012, gangrape.

Seelampur, primarily a Muslim dominated constituency, is a Congress bastion and its MLA Chaudhary Mateen Ahmad has not lost an election here in the past two decades.


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