Kiran Bedi Invites Arvind Kejriwal to Join BJP. Will He?

Kiran Bedi Invites Arvind Kejriwal to Join BJP. Will He?

Kiran Bedi Invites Arvind Kejriwal to Join BJP. Will He?

Since Kiran Bedi has asked Arvind Kejriwal to join BJP, the chances of BJP winning the Delhi election will increase if Kejriwal decides to accept the offer. Will he?

By Rakesh Raman

It’s an open invitation. No strings attached. Kiran Bedi, who is the chief ministerial candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the forthcoming Delhi election, has invited Arvind Kejriwal of the rival Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to join BJP.

Ms. Bedi extended the offer to Kejriwal through a TV interaction. In fact, AAP was sulking, as Kejriwal was not invited for today’s Republic Day function in Delhi while Bedi was among the very important guests.

AAP protested saying Kejriwal who is a former Chief Minister of Delhi should have been invited by the BJP which was managing the national show, as BJP government now holds power in India.

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In the last Delhi election, Kejriwal had managed to become the Chief Minister of Delhi with support from Congress. But he could stay in the post just for 49 days – from December 28, 2013 to February 14, 2014.

Bedi responded to AAP’s protest by saying that if Kejriwal also wants such invitations, he should join BJP instead of cursing the fate of others.

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Meanwhile, Kejriwal, Bedi, and Ajay Maken of Congress – who are in the fray for the Delhi election – say they will respond to voters’ questions frankly. They will be using a technology platform called Frankly.me to interact with the voters.

The Delhi Assembly election is scheduled to take place February 7. Currently, AAP, BJP, and Congress are the three main parties in the fray for the Delhi election.

However, the direct fight is expected to be between AAP and BJP, as Congress has almost thrown in the towel after the party’s crushing defeats in the last Delhi election and the recent Lok Sabha election.

Although Congress is doing some canvassing, in the absence of a popular leader, its election campaigns are totally listless. Instead of delivering a positive messaging about its election plans, Congress is only blaming AAP and BJP.

Now since Bedi has asked Kejriwal to join BJP, the chances of BJP winning the Delhi election will increase if Kejriwal – who is the chief ministerial candidate of AAP – decides to accept the offer. Will he?

By Rakesh Raman, the managing editor of RMN Company

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