Kiran Bedi wants BJP to replace Cong at Centre

Former police officer and a member of disbanded Team Anna Kiran Bedi wants the BJP, the main Opposition party at the Centre, to replace the Congress as ruling formation of the country, while it is clear that she may not join the anti-graft crusaders in forming a new political outfit.  

In a blogpost on Monday, Bedi said: “ The India Against Corruption (IAC) cannot be an alternative overnight, it will take time. We have to get systems in place soon, where we need the prime opposition party.”

Clarifying her opposition to and absence from demonstrations by the IAC against  Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and BJP chief Nitin Gadkari on Sunday, she said, “We ought to focus on the ruling party as bracketing the Opposition now, when they are attacking the ruling party, will benefit only the party in power.”

Soon after the BJP conference on Monday afternoon, Bedi tweeted: “In press con the
BJP is confirming need for SIT in Coalgate! Something for which Team Anna held hunger fast! What if they lent support then?” In another tweet she said, “Instead of bracketing all in Coalgate, demonstration should have been for PM's resignation! PM has breached national trust!” She also reminded anti-graft activists of BJP’s support to their demand for an independent CBI.   

 Referring to the proposed political party as “Arvind (Kejriwal)’s political party”, she said, “I want the movement to grow and reach the grassroots.”

 Other members of the disbanded team rejected Bedi’s line. Kejriwal asked activists to circulate Bedi’s post.

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