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Kiran Bedi backs Narendra Modi and a day later Anna Hazare backs her

Discussion in 'National Politics' started by Vyom, Jan 11, 2014.

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  1. Vyom

    Vyom Captain IDF NewBie

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    MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: Anna Hazare has given his blessings to key aide Kiran Bedi to contest elections if she wanted, in what appears to be support for her attack on Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal ahead of Lok Sabha poll

    Bedi slammed Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for offering Congress what she said was a backdoor route to power. Bedi, however, insisted that she was not seeking a ticket from any party, a day after she endorsed BJP's Narendra Modi as Prime Minister. AAP has formed the Delhi state government with the support of the Congress.

    Meanwhile, Hazare's secretary told ET that some BJP leaders from Delhi had been speaking to the anticorruption campaigner in the last few days over the phone seeking support for the saffron party.

    "Anna says that he will not openly support any party or campaign for anybody but if the team members whom Arvind has left out want to participate in elections, they are free to do that. Kiran spoke with Anna about her wanting to contest.

    Anna said he has no problem with that," Hazare's secretary told ET on Friday.

    "Anna is very angry and upset with Arvind Kejriwal. Anna says he will not talk to Arvind even if he comes to meet him. Anna discussed this with Kiran Bedi and others when Bedi was in Ralegan last month," he said

    Another aide said the passage of the Lokpal bill was the biggest victory for Hazare and his team and now members were free to contest elections.

    But Team Anna is apparently disappointed with Kejriwal and AAP. Bedi said AAP would allow Congress, the target of the anti-corruption campaign, to return to power through the backdoor. She denied any political aspirations

    "I have no plans of joining any party. I am not seeking a ticket from any party. I am not electorally or politically inclined. I am an independent voice," she told ET when asked if she had any plans of contesting the Lok Sabha elections on a BJP ticket

    About her backing Modi, she said, "Between the two national parties, whom do we choose? Unless we are looking for a hung parliament, you need one of the two main parties for stability and the Congress has to be voted out... As a voter... I want to see development, prosperity and growth.... There has to be stability with administrative experience and Modi has that.

    Her remarks on Thursday that Modi can provide a stable, accountable and inclusive government had set off speculation about her joining the BJP. Party leader Subramanian Swamy tweeted that the BJP should invite Bedi and former army chief VK Singh to join the party. However, BJP spokespersons said there was no such move in the party yet.

    The BJP, meanwhile, is planning to strengthen its door-to-door campaign to reach out to people in the run-up to the general election. Party leader Arun Jaitley wrote on his Facebook page that the challenge before the BJP is to consolidate its gains and that its candidates and organizational structure should inspire confidence through their "credibility"

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    omya Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Vyom Captain IDF NewBie

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    With Kiran's vote... a majority of the female educated class will shift towards, BJP thank You Kiran...
     
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    aditigir FULL MEMBER

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    Kiran bedi took right decision to support narendra modi for pm, she knows very wall that we don't have another option.
     
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    CountryFirst2 Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    I still don't understand what a women of her caliber and insight into politics was doing supporting an american corporate backed Lokpal Bill and Anna hazare.
     
  6. Himanshu Pandey

    Himanshu Pandey Don't get mad, get even. STAR MEMBER

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    with kiran bedi in BJP folder.. and medha patekar and vinayak sen in AAP folder... the fight is over.
     
  7. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    Thats good
     
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