A day after she indicated that Bharatiya Janata Party's Narendra Modi was her preferred choice for the prime minister's post, former IPS officer and anti-corruption activist Kiran Bedi on Friday said she had not "joined any political party" but had only spoken for herself.
"I am speaking as a very strong, clear, independent citizen's voice. I am not a member of any political party, but that's what I did even during the 'India Against Corruption' movement," Bedi said.
She had last night tweeted that, "For me it is India First! Stable, Well Governed, Administered, Accountable and Inclusive. As an independent voter, my vote is for NaMo."
Referring to Aam Aadmi Party and her former Team Anna comrades Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan, Bedi, meanwhile, said today that it was them that had decided to form a political party with a limited programme.
"I spoke up as an individual and we were a group of individuals who came together. Now, they have formed a party. They had their own limited programme, I have none.
"They have opened their account, let them learn some experience," Bedi said.
Interestingly, when asked about his reaction to Bedi's 'NaMo' tweet, Kejriwal, the Delhi chief minister, sought to downplay the matter.
"(Bedi is) a free citizen and can have her own views," he said.
Image: Kiran Bedi