According to sources, the parliamentary board of the party on Sunday, Jan 18 will finalise the name of the chief ministerial candidate for upcoming assembly election in Delhi which is scheduled to be held on Feb 7.
Kiran Bedi is likely to be named as the BJP CM candidate, informed close sources to the party. Bedi, who joined the party recently, herself had also given a broad hint that she would be BJP's chief ministerial candidate.
The BJP parliamentary board includes Narendra Modi, Rajnaths Singh, Arun Jaitley, Amit Shah and many other senior leaders of the party.
Meanwhile, the party is also hunting for a "safe seat" for Bedi from where she can win comfortably. Bedi has reportedly expressed her desire to fight from Malviya Nagar constituency in south Delhi but state unit chief Satish Upadhyay too has his eyes set on the same seat.
Earlier Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal claimed that BJP inducted Bedi into the party just to save Modi's face in the national capital. [BJP inducted Bedi, Shazia after PM's rally at Ramlila Maidan flopped: Arvind Kejriwal]
Addressing a public meeting in Trilokpuri in East Delhi, former Delhi chief minister Kejriwal said, "BJP first called its 200 MPs to campaign in Delhi, then the party called its ministers after MPs failed. Finally, the PM intervened after realising his ministers and MPs failed. But after PM's rally at Ramlila flopped, they got Kiran Bedi to join the party."
Now, it will be interesting to see what will be BJP's decision regarding its chief ministerial candidate. Do you think Kiran Bedi would be a good choice for BJP? Share your thoughts with us.