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Bedi Projects Herself as Women's Guardian Angel

Choosing to call herself as ‘Vikas Bedi’, BJP’s chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi on Sunday promised to take a slew of steps for women’s security.

Published: 02nd February 2015 06:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd February 2015 08:21 AM   |  A+A-

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NEW DELHI:Choosing to call herself as ‘Vikas Bedi’, BJP’s chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi on Sunday promised to take a slew of steps for women’s security.

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Addressing a rally in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bedi said she had plans to establish “students police” modelled on similar forces in Kerala. “We will attach you (youths) with police stations so that they can see how police stations work. They will be sent to PCR vans as well.”

Bedi is focusing her energy on women issues, after feedback suggested that more women were responding to her campaigning. Bedi had, on an earlier occasion, told people that her name was now ‘Vikas’ (development) Bedi.

“I have already talked to civil defence people. More than 3,000 people are ready take to the streets to provide security to women. The numbers are going to rise,” she said, adding a warning to those indulging in eve-teasing.

“I have already given ‘Kiran’s blueprint’. Women’s security will be taken up seriously,” she said. 

The BJP, which is yet its release its vision document for the state polls, may do it on Monday.

Bedi also promised to socially engage youth during their summer vacations, and even send them on Bharat Darshan.

Interestingly, the BJP, the Congress and the AAP, who are also banking on women issues, have apparently fielded only 19 women among the 70 seats. The BJP has fielded 7, the AAP has fielded 6 woman candidates and the Congress has given tickets to just 5 woman candidates.

BJP Bigwigs’ Rally

The BJP has pooled in all its resources to woo Delhi electorate. Starting from PM Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah, over two dozen senior leaders addressed rallies in various parts of Delhi. Those who addressed rallies include Central ministers Arun Jaitley, Venkaiah Naidu, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Babul Supriyo and Radha Mohan Singh, P Radhakrishan, Krishan Pal Gurjar.

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