New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party is likely to announce its candidates for the upcoming Delhi assembly elections today. The list may include the name of Kiran Bedi the former IPS Officer and social activist.
The list will be published after BJP’s central election committee meeting where Party President Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to put up their poll strategy.
There are speculations that Bedi might be nominated as the Chief Ministerial candidate of BJP ahead of Harsh Vardhan, BJP’s Chief Ministerial nomination for the previous elections.
The main stage of the poll battle will be occupied by Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Admi Party and Bharatiya Janata Party. Congress is likely to be on the back foot with is losing popularity within the mass. Congress has already declared the name of former Union Minister Ajay Maken as its CM nominee.
But rifts are likely to be prominent within the saffron camp if Bedi who has been termed as an ‘outsider’ by a section of the party is nominated for the post of the CM.
There are reports that Bedi has already started issuing diktats to the state party workers which is not being taken in good taste by a section of the party. Bedi, who joined the party only four days ago, still has not been given any organizational responsibility or any formal post within the party.
Although, there are grudges against the former anti-corruption crusader the BJP leaders have said that they would go in accordance with the decision of the high command of the party. Bedi has already expressed her desire to contest against AAP’s much talked about CM candidate Arvind Kejriwal.
Now whether Bedi is nominated as the CM candidate or BJP goes with another face is a matter of question which will be cleared once the list of candidates is declared by the party.