NEW DELHI: Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi who was the Chief Ministerial candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Delhi Assembly Elections 2015 spoke exclusively to NewsX after her defeat opposite Arvind Kejriwal of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
Here are the highlights of what she said:
- I am back to my normal routine
- It’s quite a relief to get back to normalcy
- I was the CM candidate and I take full responsibility of the defeat
- The loss is entirely mine; I take full onus of the defeat
- I have already apologized to my entire political leadership and my voters
- Until we make voting compulsory, it will not be truly inclusive democracy and we need to debate/discuss this.
- 35 percent of the people did not go to vote
- There was a lot of ambush voting. There were fatwas and everything
- How do you overcome ambush voting? I think by making voting compulsory.
- I was leading till the fatwa’s stage in my own constituency.
- There are many ways to do things differently. Many of it has come to my mind while doing campaigns, road shows etc.
- The media presentation needs to be audited.
- Media presentation of a certain incident that happened is very critical.