Speaking to Oneindia in a telephonic interview, the social activist, who recently endorsed BJP's Narendra Modi as the prime minister of India, had to say the following:
Oneindia: What do you think about the ongoing
chaos in Delhi?
Kiran Bedi: This is disastrous. Kejriwal and his party were only spreading anarchy and lawlessness. "The leadership is a bully and is exhibiting disrespect for the institutions. He (Kejriwal) calls himself an anarchist which is a worrying precedent," Bedi said.
"People should vote carefully or else leaders like Kejriwal will mislead them"
Oneindia: What would be your message to the
people of Delhi after the chaos that Kejriwal's government has
created in Delhi?
Kiran Bedi: The people should be careful while voting. Don't get influenced by such provocations and false promises. Kejriwal is a good dharna activist and knows how to mobilise people. But he must know that governance is different and should know how to perform patiently.
Oneindia: But people don't know before an
election about how their elected representatives would behave after
getting elected. Besides, the 15-year of Congress rule was seen as
a misrule and people wanted a change and Kejriwal looked a welcome
Kiran Bedi: They should understand what is the better alternative and not get misled. The BJP was a better alternative in Delhi.
Oneindia: But the BJP has failed to impress in Delhi all these years. There were also internal issues.
Kiran Bedi: The BJP has done good in Delhi and its chief ministerial candidate Dr Harsh Vardhan is a very clean candidate.
Oneindia: How would have you reacted to this
chaos in Delhi?
Kiran Bedi: I would have registered a case of violation of law by the chief minister and his ministers should also have been booked. I think the Delhi Police was a bit soft on these people. The situation is getting out of control now. The AAP should have waited for the investigation reports before doing all these.
Oneindia: Do you think the Congress is deliberately following a wait and watch policy to let the AAP's popularity go down?
Kiran Bedi: I suspect there is an understanding
between the Congress and the AAP. It is the ordinary people who are
Oneindia: Can we hope for an apolitical movement, may be called HUM to counter the AAP, with you yourself as the leader?
Kiran Bedi: We should not focus on new movement for the elections are here. We need to do three things now. We should make clear choices, elect a stable government and keep a watch on the elected people. We can't let the Delhi case happen in the Lok Sabha.