BJP's latest high-profile recruit Kiran Bedi on Friday said that she was willing to contest against AAP chief and former Team Anna colleague Arvind Kejriwal in the 2015 Delhi Assembly Elections, if that was what her party wanted.
Bedi hit back at AAP for their criticism of her, saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the reason for her to change her mind on not joining politics, reports The Economic Times.
"The constituency selection is always a decision of [sic] party. I will go by their decision. If they want me to fight against him, I will do so. Because they know better than I do. They have not brought me to lose, they have brought me to win," Bedi said when asked on whether she would be pitted against Kejriwal in the upcoming polls.
AAP had on Thursday termed the former IPS officer's decision of joining BJP as "shocking".
"It is sad and shocking that Bedi, who had been maintaining that she will always remain apolitical and keep raising the issues of people, has joined the BJP. Our best wishes are with her," party leader Sanjay Singh had said.
Bedi had her defence ready. "I do not wish to go into the past. I am in present and looking towards future. I have a right to make my own choices and nobody can question that. I want to lead my life as per my own wish," she said on Friday.
"I am not here to win or lose. I am here to see that the party wins. If I win I am excellent, if I don't win I still win. I have so much to go back to," she added.
Bedi however did not comment on whether her entry in the BJP was likely to be a game changer.