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Bigger role for Kiran Bedi likely in Delhi elections, BJP to put up her posters across the city

Jan 16, 2015 11:35 AM IST Politics Politics
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New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party member and former IPS officer Kiran Bedi is likely to lead the party's campaign for Delhi Assembly elections. The party will put posters with Bedi's picture across the national capital.

The final decision on a larger role for Bedi in Delhi polls is likely to be taken by top BJP leadership on January 19. All the Parliamentary Board members will attend the meeting.

The party has not yet revealed from which constituency she will contest from.

In a last-ditch effort by the BJP to strengthen its position in the Delhi Assembly elections, Bedi's announcement comes just a day after Arvind Kejriwal launched a frontal attack on Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay accusing him of owning companies which are responsible for installing and replacing fast-running electricity meters in Delhi.

With Bedi in its ranks the BJP has fine-tuned its strategy in the eleventh hour.

So far, the BJP had kept away from projecting any face for the Delhi Assembly elections even though it had contested the 2013 Assembly elections under the leadership of then state president Harsh Vardhan. The BJP emerged as the single largest party bagging 31 seats in the 70-member House but chose not to stake claim to form government, passing on the opportunity to AAP.

The BJP has not projected anyone as the party's chief ministerial candidate for the February 7 elections.

The BJP leaders said the move was in line with its new strategy of not to project any face for the Assembly elections, as it did in the Maharashtra, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand elections. The party contested all these elections riding high on the Modi wave.

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