New Delhi, Jan 19: It's official! The former IPS officer Kiran Bedi will be the BJP's chief ministerial candidate in Delhi, party president Amit Shah announced on Monday night.
Bedi, who joined the BJP on Thursday, Jan 15, will be contesting the upcomig assembly election fron the Krishna Nagar constituency in East Delhi.
Earlier, it was being speculated that Bedi may contest against AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal from New Delhi constituency.
However, the party has projected its young leader Nupur Chawla to contest against Kejriwal from New Delhi.
The much-awaited decision was taken after the BJP's CEC meeting at the party headquarters ended at around 10.30 pm. PM Narendra Modi was also present in the meeting, besides other senior party leaders.
On her name being announced as the party's CM candidate, Bedi told media persons, "bahut bahut dhanyavaad", while heading towards the party headquarters.
During the press conference, Shah also rubbished reports of dissent within Delhi BJP over Bedi's entry into the party.
Bedi, who was earlier associated with Anna Hazare's India Against Corruption, had joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Jan 15.
The decision has been taken unanimously: Amit Shah on Kiran Bedi declared BJP CM candidate pic.twitter.com/Wj4ACiX4qf— ANI (@ANI_news) January 19, 2015
Mai kahungi, 'bahut bahut dhanyavaad': Kiran Bedi on being declared BJP CM candidate pic.twitter.com/qeFLkvTnYo— ANI (@ANI_news) January 19, 2015