KIRAN BEDI

  • Kiran Bedi joining BJP a mistake: Prashant Bhushan February 21, 2015

    Hyderabad: Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan said on Saturday it was a mistake on the part of former IPS officer Kiran Bedi to join the BJP after being a part of the anti-corruption movement. "I think it was a mistake for her to join the BJP. Because we all know...
  • Delhi elections: To preempt Smriti Irani, BJP declared Kiran Bedi as CM candidate February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: In order to preempt Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi was projected in a huff as the Bharatiya Janata Party's chief ministerial candidate for the February 7 Delhi Assembly elections. According to sources in the RSS, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in favour of making...
  • Kiran Bedi enquire about Kejriwal health at Bassi At-Home reception February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi may have fought a bitter electoral battle but the two leaders on Tuesday exchanged pleasantries and engaged in a brief conversation at a function in New Delhi. At the At-Home reception hosted by Delhi Police Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi, Bedi sat next to Chief...
  • RSS attacks Kiran Bedi for BJP's dismal show in Delhi polls, questions her CM candidature February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh attacked Bharatiya Janata Party's Delhi chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi for party's dismal performance in the Assembly elections. Sangh in its mouthpiece 'Panchjanya' questioned whether Bedi's appointment as CM candidate was correct. Sangh also asked whether the results would have been different under Union Minister...
  • Relieved my parents were not alive to hear the foul words hurled at me, writes Kiran Bedi in open letter February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: In her first detailed response after BJP's humiliating defeat in the Delhi Assembly polls, Kiran Bedi on Monday said that she "failed" the test of electoral politics" despite giving it all her energy and experience. The former IPS officer, whom the party had made its chief ministerial candidate, made...
  • Decision to bring in Kiran Bedi to counter Kejriwal in Delhi polls was taken too late: RSS February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has pulled up the Bharatiya Janata Party and its Delhi chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi over its dismal performance in the recently concluded Assembly elections. RSS mouthpiece 'The Organiser', called BJP's Delhi campaign defensive. The RSS said the decision to bring in Kiran Bedi...
  • Kiran Bedi not invited to BJP meet to review poll debacle February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday did not invite Kiran Bedi, who was its chief ministerial candidate for the Assembly elections, to a meeting where party leaders analysed its humiliating defeat here at the hands of Aam Aadmi Party. At the meeting, which went on for two hours, senior...
  • Parachuting Kiran Bedi hit poll chances, feels Delhi BJP February 13, 2015

    New DelhiAnointment of "outsider" Kiran Bedi as the party's chief ministerial candidate just days ahead of the polls was among the reasons identified by Delhi BJP for its humiliating defeat at the hands of AAP. At a review meeting three days after the results were announced, senior party leaders also felt...
  • BJP used Kiran Bedi as scapegoat: Anna Hazare February 11, 2015

    After former team Anna member and now BJP's Delhi CM candidate faced defeat in Delhi Assembly elections on Tuesday, anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare said that Bedi was used as scapegoat by BJP. ...
  • AAP founding member Shanti Bhushan attacks Arvind Kejriwal again February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Notwithstanding AAP's stupendous victory in the Delhi Assembly polls, the party's founder-member Shanti Bhushan on Wednesday attacked Arvind Kejriwal yet again, accusing him of accepting "tainted" money and giving tickets to candidates who were prepared to buy votes. He also alleged that the AAP chief had "abandoned" all principles...
  • Delhi elections: Kiran Bedi writes to EC objecting to fatwas, says they impact voting February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: A day after losing miserably to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Delhi Assembly elections, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi, who was Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) chief ministerial candidate, has complained to the Election Commission alleging that issuing of 'fatwas' impact voting. Bedi on Wednesday said, "Fatwas impact...
  • Kiran Bedi's loss in Krishna Nagar reflects why BJP was decimated in Delhi February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: It was a rout of unprecedented scale. A party which romped home with a big majority in the Lok Sabha elections just about 10 months ago and then went on to form government in three other states has been badly mauled in Delhi Assembly elections and barely won...
  • BJP reduced to 'dirt' by AAP in Delhi polls, says Shiv Sena February 11, 2015

    Mumbai: In a stinging attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party after its rout in Delhi Assembly polls, Shiv Sena on Wednesday said the saffron party has been turned into "dirt" by the broom-wielding Aam Aadmi Party and targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the poor show. The Sena also said it's...
  • It's #5SaalKejriwal as Aam Aadmi Party's broom sweeps Delhi clean of BJP and Congress February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal's love affair with Delhi will resume on Valentine's Day at the Ramlila Maidan, a place which initially catapulted him to the national stage during Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement in 2011, when he takes oath as the ninth Chief Minister of the national capital exactly a year...
  • After Delhi debacle PM Modi holds deliberations with Cabinet colleagues February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: In the backdrop of BJP's shocking defeat in the Delhi Assembly election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday evening held deliberations with his senior Cabinet colleagues from the party. Immediately after the meeting of the Union Cabinet was over, the Prime Minister had a discussion for one-and-a-half hours with...
  • After Delhi defeat Kiran Bedi returns security cover February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP's Chief Ministerial nominee Kiran Bedi who was provided Y-plus security ahead of the Delhi Assembly polls, today returned her security cover after facing a shocking defeat at the hands of AAP. Bedi who had earlier in the day offered her apologies for not being able to live up...
  • What are the factors for the AAP's landslide victory? February 10, 2015

    It is a fairy tale comeback for a party and leader who had been written off by everyone after the 49-day government in Delhi and the mauling in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. But soon after the Lok Sabha election disaster, the much-maligned Aam Aadmi Party and its founder-leader Arvind...
  • Aam Aadmi Party's massive sweep in Delhi has lessons for both BJP and other parties February 10, 2015

    Is it the end of Narendra Modi wave and has the formula to stop the Bharatiya Janata Party juggernaut been finally found? With the Congress in the intensive care unit and refusing to swallow the bitter pill, BJP had been an upswing winning states after states and also bagging the...
  • Delhi elections: Kiran Bedi's husband blames BJP for not supporting her February 10, 2015

    Chandigarh: With BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi suffering a shocking defeat in the Delhi polls, her husband Brij Bedi feels that one of the reasons for her loss was BJP cadre's failure to support her in the elections. 71-year old Brij also said the youth of Delhi played an...
  • Delhi elections: Full list of new MLAs February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday registered a clean sweep victory in Delhi Assembly Polls. In a 70-membered Delhi Assembly, AAP bagged 67 seats restricting the Bharatiya Janata Party at only three seats while Congress failed to even open its account. While big players like BJP's...
  • Kiran Bedi not responsible for BJP's defeat, Narendra Modi is: Anna Hazare February 10, 2015

    Anna Hazare on Tuesday extended his "best wishes" to AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal as his party headed for a landslide win in the Delhi assembly election. Hazare said that Kiran Bedi is not responsible for the defeat of BJP but Narendra Modi is. ...
  • Breaking Toon: Arvind Kejriwal stops BJP's victory chariot February 10, 2015

    A tsunami, a clean sweep, a thunderstorm or a duststorm-call it what you may but one thing that is crystal clear is that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has done what no other party has been able to do in the electoral history of India. ...
  • 15 AAP candidates won by more than 40,000 margin, more than 50 AAP candidates by over 20,000 margin February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The AAP chief and the would be Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal has won by 32,000 votes from New Delhi Assembly seat. More than 50 AAP candidates have by more than 20,000 margin. Among them 15 candidates have won by more than 40,000 margin creating a record...
  • BJP 'masterstroke' Kiran Bedi's political debut ends in disaster February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: India's first woman IPS officer Kiran Bedi plunged into electoral politics joining the Bharatiya Janata Party as its chief ministerial candidate for Delhi Assembly elections but failed to create an impression in the national capital as her party faced the ignominy of not even winning 10% of the...
  • 10 reasons why BJP lost Delhi to Aam Aadmi Party February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: A confused and divided Bharatiya Janata Party, which was riding high following the landslide victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and consecutive wins in the Assembly elections in four states, has been steamrolled by the two-year-old Aam Aadmi Party in the Delhi Assembly elections. The failure to counter...
  • Delhi elections: BJP heavyweights bite the dust in AAP sweep February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: It was a crushing defeat for the heavyweights including Chief Ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi of BJP, which was routed by the AAP in Delhi polls and could only manage three seats in the 70-member Assembly. BJP's "trump card", former IPS officer Bedi, who was anointed as the party's face...
  • Arvind Kejriwal's 'swachh Delhi abhiyaan', Aam Aadmi Party makes Delhi BJP and Congress 'mukt' February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: A tsunami, a clean sweep, a thunderstorm or a duststorm- call it what you may but one thing that is crystal clear is that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has done what no other party has been able to do in the electoral history of India. In a...
  • Delhi electons: Kiran Bedi an outsider to Krishna Nagar, says winning AAP candidate February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Having got the better of his more fancied opponent in the BJP stronghold of Krishna Nagar, Aam Aadmi Party's SK Bagga said that the saffron party's chief ministerial nominee, Kiran Bedi, was an outsider to the constituency. "I was confident of winning from day one. I belong to the...
  • I apologise to BJP leadership for not delivering what was expected of me, says Kiran Bedi February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi has apologised to the party leadership and the workers for not delivering what they expected of her. Speaking to mediapersons after it was obvious that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) would register a record victory in the Delhi Assembly elections, Bedi...
  • Kiran Bedi fails to change BJP's fortune, loses from party's stronghold February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: In an inglorious end to its Delhi election campaign, the Bharatiya Janata Party has not only been decimated by the Aam Aadmi Party but its chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi, too, lost for the party's safest seat Krishna Nagar in East Delhi. Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP wielded the broom with...