Former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Kiran Bedi was on Monday announced as the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) chief ministerial candidate for Delhi elections. The announcement was made at a press conference addressed by party president Amit Shah.
Bedi will contest from Krishna Nagar constituency in East Delhi.
“The decision to make Kiran Bedi the party’s chief ministerial candidate for Delhi was supported by all members,” Shah said.
“There is no conflict among Delhi BJP members, everyone in the cadre unanimously supports Bedi,” added Shah.
Kiran Bedi was inducted into the party on January 16.
The fight for Delhi is crucial for the BJP and a win here would cap off a brilliant run in assembly elections in Haryana, Maharashtra, Jharkhand and J-K.
The BJP parliamentary board meeting, which took place on Monday evening in Delhi, decided on the 70 candidates for the February 7 assembly polls