New Delhi: Former IPS officer and anti-corruption activist Kiran Bedi on Thursday joined the BJP at a function held at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi.
Praising Bedi for her role as an IPS officer, BJP chief Amit Shah said: “I welcome her on behalf of the party and I believe that her joining the party will strengthen the Delhi unit especially ahead of the polls.”
Shah also announced that Bedi would contest the elections but stopped short of announcing her as the CM candidate saying it was the parliamentary board that decides the CM.
“Leave it to the parliamentary board, let them decide who will be the CM,” he said.
Along with Bedi, ex-AAP leader Shazia Ilmi as well as former Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Prada are also expected to join the party today.
While Jaya Prada in an interview to a news channel confirmed that she is in talks with the party, Shazia Ilmi sought time before taking a final decision.
Shazia Ilmi, however, made it clear that she will campaign against AAP and will work “to expose AAP for what it is.”