BJP's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi who has been missing from the party posters in the election campaigns for the upcoming polls in Delhi has got a green signal from Union finance minister Arun Jaitley to continue with her road shows for the scheduled elections of 7 February.
According to NDTV reports, the finance minister has also backed the BJP's decision to select her for the chief ministerial post by saying that Kiran Bedi was an excellent choice as she had been a remarkable police cop with an extraordinary track record. He added that Bedi was a little unconventional but Delhi was in need of such a leader.
In the midst of the increasing anxiety over Bedi's selection as the chief ministerial candidate of the BJP and opposing of her candidacy by few top leaders of the party as the campaigns enter the last round, Arun Jaitley's approval seems to have dissolved the tension within the party.
The finance minister, who is busy with the preparation for the Union Budget, which is scheduled to be presented on 28 February, said that winning the Delhi Assembly polls was of much importance for the BJP. The elections are being held in Delhi eight months after the Modi government has come in power at the Centre.
"Each election is a barometer. This election will be a test for the credibility and performance of the BJP government. Though I will say that all elections are not a referendum," Arun Jaitley said.
Arun Jaitley disapproved the reports of disapproval among Delhi BJP members over Kiran Bedi's candidacy. He also dismissed reports of the differences of opinions between party leaders over the demand for full statehood for Delhi saying that governance vs anarchy was the issue of the hour for the upcoming polls.