Kiran Bedi says no to Kejriwal

She was requested to fight as Aam Aadmi Party’s Chief Ministerial candidate for Delhi

August 29, 2013 02:12 am | Updated November 16, 2021 10:54 pm IST - NEW DELHI:

Days after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal requested Kiran Bedi to fight Delhi elections on an AAP ticket and become the party’s Chief Ministerial candidate, Ms. Bedi has refused the offer. She is reported to have said that she by nature is a “non-political” person.

Last Sunday Mr. Kejriwal had invited Ms. Bedi to join the Aam Aadmi Party.

“Kiran Bedi is like my elder sister. Last year I had repeatedly asked her to join AAP, but she refused saying she doesn’t want to join politics. She wants to fight from the outside, like Annaji (Anna Hazare). With our open hearts, we would like to invite her to contest on AAP ticket and become our Chief Minister,” said Mr. Kejriwal.

Ms. Bedi and Mr. Kejriwal, the close aide of anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, were comrade-in-arms during the agitation for Jan Lokpal.

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