NEW DELHI: A day before the counting of the Delhi Assembly polls, BJP’s Chief Ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi on Monday invoked ‘karma’ and said that she was not nervous about the results as that is not in her hands.
“I have given it my all. In the past 17 days, whatever time I got and was given is God’s will. For any exam, when I’ve given my best then I get a sound sleep. The result is not in my hand, but karma is,” the former IPS told reporters.
“Working hard and giving my best shot are part of my character. I am not going to be nervous. If I were a coward, I wouldn’t have joined IPS,” she added.
“I used to play tennis, was very active all my life and all this pays now. If I was not this active do you think I would have been able to manage the hectic campaigning schedule. This is going to help me further also,” she said at a gathering organised in her constituency Krishnanagar to thank her partymen for their immense support during campaigning.
As a token of gratitude, she also distributed among the partymen her autobiographic graphic book titled Kiran Bedi-- kaise bani top cop. The book, which was released by Bedi in Amritsar last year, was reprinted for the purpose. The 32-page book in Hindi tells the story of Bedi through illustrations.
“I want my party workers, who are also parents, to give this book to their children so that they could know the story of the first woman IPS officer of the country. This book will tell parents how to bring up their children. My parents had four daughters and no son. All my sisters and I were raised very well and have achieved a lot in their lives, all this is because of my parents,” she said.
The book, penned by her sisters Reeta Peshwaria Menon and Anu Peshawaria, describes her childhood in Amritsar to the first woman IPS officer. The money earned from the sale of the book would go towards Rita Peshawaria Menon Fellowship for autism research.