Bedi and Kejriwal in war of words


New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal challenged Bharatiya Janata Party’s Kiran Bedi for a public debate on Tuesday which the saffron party’s chief ministerial candidate accepted saying she “will debate him on the floor of the house”.

Four days after she joined the BJP, former Indian Police Service officer Bedi was on Monday named the party’s CM candidate for Delhi, in a break from the party’s practice of not naming the candidate for top posts in states.The announcement was made late Monday night at a press conference addressed by party president Amit Shah.

Bedi will not be in direct contest with the AAP chief with BJP fielding former DUSU president Nupur Sharma from the New Delhi seat.

Delhi goes to the polls on February 7 and the votes will be counted on February 10.