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Will Kiran Bedi be Delhi's next CM?

May 21, 2014 16:24 IST

A day after dropping hints of joining politics, former Indian Police Service officer Kiran Bedi on Wednesday said she was ready to become the Bharatiya Janata Party's chief Ministerial nominee in Delhi if such an offer was made to her.

"I will consider myself to be ready for it if such an offer is made," she said.

The former IPS officer was asked if she would become the BJP's chief ministerial candidate in case of fresh elections in Delhi.

The BJP had projected Harsh Vardhan as the party's chief ministerial candidate in the assembly polls in December last year.

Harsh Vardhan has won the Lok Sabha election from Chandni Chowk and there is speculation that Bedi may be considered the BJP's chief ministerial candidate in the next assembly polls.

Bedi, who has been heaping praise on Narendra Modi in the past couple of months, dropped hints of joining politics on Tuesday.

"I no more rule out entering Indian political service on capability basis. I am moving towards some flexibility in this," she had tweeted.

Bedi, who was part of core team of Anna Hazare during his agitation for a strong Lokpal legislation, has openly been hailing Modi's leadership saying he could lead the country effectively.  

"The country seems to be in post-Independence euphoria once again. One of hope, joy, anticipation, anxiety, revival, ethics, merit, gratitude," she said on Twitter.

On Monday, expelled Aam Aadmi Party MLA Vinod Kumar Binny had called upon the BJP, the AAP and Congress leaders to consider Bedi for the post of Delhi chief minister, saying holding fresh assembly elections would be a wastage of public money.

Image: Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi

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