New Delhi, April 09: Magsaysay Awardee Dr Kiran Bedi refused to carry the Olympic torch by saying that she doesn"t want to run in the event as 'caged woman".
She also slammed the tight security arrangements for the event. “Better to let the torch travel on wheel or with the army", a visibly upset Bedi said.
Meanwhile, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi has been invited to attend the Indian leg of Olympic torch relay, scheduled to be held on April 17 in New Delhi. President of IOA, Suresh Kalmadi, informed that some young members of parliament (MPs) including Rahul Gandhi have been invited. “Though I am yet to meet Rahul personally, but formal invitation has been sent to him," Kalmadi told a private TV channel here.
However, sources close to Gandhi family disclosed that the young Gandhi is unlikely to accept the invitation. Though the reason behind Gandhi"s stand is not yet clear.