‘Delhi Debate’ heats up: Maken accepts Kejriwal’s challenge, will Kiran Bedi agree too?
New Delhi: A clash of personalities appears to be in the making in the high-stakes battle for Delhi with Congress’ Ajay Maken accepting Arvind Kejriwal’s challenge to him and Kiran Bedi to hold a public debate over issues concerning Delhi.
Now all eyes would be on whether Bedi will also accept the challenge for a pre-poll debate.
Bedi has maintained that she is ready for a challenge but rebuffed his demand for a debate ahead of the February 7 assembly elections.
Speaking to reporters, Bedi said, “I’m here for good governance. Arvind believes in debate but I believe in delivery. We will debate in the floor of the house after the elections.”
“My strength is delivery, my strength is innovation, my strength is listening to people…this is in totality of what is called good governance,” she added
On Kejriwal’s contention that the fight in Delhi is between the good and the bad (AAP is good, BJP bad), Bedi said, “This is exactly the type of negativity I don’t practice. I am for politics of development, growth, inclusiveness, respect, civility, listening…I have joined politics on people’s call, I have joined politics to give back to the city I love the most.”
Bedi also responded to questions on Kejriwal’s tweet that she had blocked on the popular micro-blogging site.