Bedi may contest polls if Women's Reservation Bill passed

"I may think of contesting elections if the Women's Reservation is implemented in the country," Bedi, who took voluntary retirement from the service few years back told reporters after a programme 'Spectrum 2010' organised by the Bhopal School of Social Sciences (BSSS).

When asked whether she thinks that in the present situation, the bill will be passed by Parliament, Bedi said, "I don't know".
She also clarified that before that (Women's Bill) she will not enter politics even if any party offers her a ticket.

"It (offering of a party ticket) has already been happened and I had declined that offer," Bedi said.

When a student asked her whether women need 'Quota or Mauka (chance)' in politics, Bedi shot back by asking him to clarify whether he was talking about 'Connaught place wali or Najafgarh wali (urban or rural women or literate or illiterate women).

Bedi said that at present there are very few women in the country who are equal to their male counterparts and added that all women are not equal in the country and it may take another 25 years at least to bring them at par with others if efforts are made in the right direction.

Earlier, addressing students Bedi asked them to use their education to spread the light of knowledge among the underprivileged sections of the society.
"You are a gifted person in the society as god has given you to give. To be content in life one should learn to give to others," she said.
She also said that education is about three H's(Head, Heart and Hand). With the wise use of all the three one can serve the society in a better way and asked them to have a hunger to serve the people.

To a question on reforms initiated by her in Tihar Jail, she said that they are still going on and there is a policy in every state to implement reforms in the jails, but it depends on the state governments to do so.

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