AAP calls Bedi Modi's 'shield'

AAP calls Bedi Modi's 'shield'

AAP calls Bedi Modi's 'shield'

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday accused the BJP of using Kiran Bedi to shield Prime Minister Narendra Modi from being accountable in case of a defeat in the Delhi election.


The party also targeted Bedi for changing her stance on the issues she has been championing.  “The party has brought Bedi to shoulder the blame in case of a debacle. Otherwise, the prime minister would have to share the blame for party’s debacle in the Delhi poll,” senior AAP leader Yogendra Yadav told a press conference on Saturday.  
Yadav also cited a news report where RSS sources were quoted as saying that Bedi should only be used to win the elections. He said the outfit had also been offended about Bedi being projected as a chief ministerial candidate.


The party claimed that the BJP had to import an anti-corruption crusader and a former AAP leader because it did not have its own people. They cited names of all the top leaders of the Delhi BJP, including Leader of Opposition in last assembly Jagdish Mukhi and Rajya Sabha MP Vijya Goel.  


AAP leaders Yadav, Sanjay Singh and Ashutosh clarified that they would not attack Bedi personally, but would be asking questions on issues. Yadav said that Bedi and her party are back-tracking on the issue of giving full statehood to Delhi. He said the BJP could have fulfilled the promise through an ordinance.


The party asked Bedi what her latest stand was on corrupt leaders like B S Yeddyurappa and Nitin Gadkari. They questioned what her position was on the issue of bringing parties under the ambit of RTI laws. They also sought to know what her current view is on Lokpal. The AAP leaders reminded her that she had joined a party which wants women to bear four children and opposes girls wearing jeans.

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