New Delhi, Jan 16: After former IPS officer Kiran Bedi indicated that she will have a bigger responsibility to make the national capital corruption free and fight against all odds, the message was loud and clear that she will be the top face against the AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal in the assembly elections.
Joining of Bedi in BJP could be seen as a big challenge for Kejriwal, who is contesting the Delhi polls on his claims of honesty and clean image. Anti-corruption movement activist Bedi was considered as the perfect face to stop Kejriwal in the national capital.
During the press conference, BJP President Amit Shah, who officially announced Bedi's joining in the party, made it clear that she will contest the assembly polls scheduled on Feb 7. She is likely to lead the party's campaign for the elections and her pictures will be put on the posters across the national capital.
However, the final deciison about her role in the elections is likely to be taken at the parliamentary board members meeting on January 19. It is yet to be revealed from which constituency she will contest from in the polls.
Welcoming Bedi into the party, the senior leaders said that her joining and her clean image will strengthen the party's position in Delhi.
Yesterday after joining the party, Bedi said that she will dedicate all her 40-year of administrative experience to people of Delhi and Nation. BJP, which has been criticised by Kejriwal for keeping away from projecting any face for the polls, now seems to be confident to challenge the AAP and its 49-day of rule playing this masterstroke.