NEW DELHI: It has long been presumed that Kiran Bedi had towed away late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's car in 1982 when she was in-charge of traffic police but the BJP's chief ministerial candidate today sought to end the controversy by saying it was a sub-inspector working under her who had removed the vehicle.
Noting that there were lot of remarks involving this incident on social media, she said, "I read their lies on Twitter saying that I never towed away Indira Gandhi's car. It troubles them a lot that Kiran's track record as DCP traffic includes cutting a chalan of the PM's car.
"You tell me Indira Gandhi said she won the 1975 Bangladesh war, did she go and fight the war on her own? I was DCP traffic, my work was policy making, to protect my officers who were working properly. I was not crane driver, I used to facilitate the working of cranes."
Bedi was addressing an election rally in East Delhi's Geeta Colony area.
Her clarification comes in the backdrop of her earlier statements where she had claimed that she was transferred to Goa a day after she towed away Gandhi's car.
However, the records show that Bedi was transferred to Goa on a promotion eight months after the incident took place.