Same Wave for Me as it was for PM Narendra Modi: Kiran Bedi to NDTV

New Delhi:

Kiran Bedi, BJP's chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Delhi polls speaks to NDTV.

Here are the highlights:

  • There is an overwhelming enthusiasm of change
  • Anna Hazare's movement got me close to the nitty-gritty of governance
  • Tried not to comment on Arvind Kerjriwal personally, but since you have made me comment, he is highly toxic, highly negative
  • What is primary is national interest, it is not ego, it's service
  • I identify with the value system of Mr Modi and Mr Amit Shah
  • I am an open book. My energy is for work and it is not to be used for a negative cause
  • If the Aam Admi Party or AAP alleges that I was a BJP Mole why did they offer me chief ministership last year
  • I did tell them not to target the BJP as we needed opposition help for the Lokpal
  • They were targeting both the Congress and the BJP during the Anna Hazare movement because they'd already decided to form a political party
  • LK Advani had asked me to contest elections long back; I had said no
  • I reject Sakshi Maharaj comment on women producing four children; I'm the mother of one daughter
  • The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS suffers from a media perception problem; they are about India first
  • Our law on conversions is clear, I can do 'Ghar' and 'Wapsi' as many times as I want, as long as no coercion
  • RSS members comments on women's role may be their personal opinion; my position on women's rights clear
  • A sub inspector towed away Indira's car; as a senior cop I wasn't going to do it myself surely
  • I defended and protected the police officer who towed Indira's car; I was dispensed with by government in a transfer
  • My past is an asset; I don't regret one moment from it
  • I haven't disowned or deleted my old tweets on Mr Modi; it is the BJP's generosity that they still took me in
  • I am no 'chamchi', have never been; by calling the PM beautiful I was talking of his competence
  • My comment on 'small rapes' were misunderstood, I never called any rape small
  • I don't regret my 'Ghungat Act' at all; was out of deep anguish for Anna
  • I still stand by parties under the Right to Information or RTI and reform in campaign funding; need to push for larger reforms
  • Lesson learnt, casual remark on Arvind and Republic Day was misunderstood, Did not mean it
  • Have not accepted Arvind's offer of debate as he is uncivil and uncouth and only wants to throw mud
  • Debate with Arvind permits him to be defamatory; will not allow that; will debate on floor
  • Yes, Kiran Bedi is married to her work, could not have done this without family support system

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