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Kiran Bedi says she will host ‘Dil Ki Baat’ like PM Modi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’


Kiran Bedi

New Delhi: A confident and optimistic Bharatiya Janata Party’s chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi on Saturday said she would host a ‘Dil Ki Baat’ programme every month similar to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ initiative as an act of encouragement for Delhi’s citizens.

“The way Prime Minister hosts ‘Mann Ki Baat’, the Chief Minister will have ‘Dil Ki Baat’ every month,” she said while speaking at an election rally in East Delhi here. Bedi also used the occasion to reach out to the women and female voters in particular.

“We want a safe Delhi, we want a clean Delhi, we want a literate Delhi, we want a competent Delhi, we want a civilized Delhi,” said Bedi. “We are four sisters. Had my parents been alive, they would see how educating and investing in a girl child can benefit a nation,” she added.

Bedi also expressed confidence that the BJP would form the government in Delhi with absolute majority. “We are coming with a full majority. In my first three days as chief minister, I will retrain and deploy civil defence and home guards for the security of women,” she added.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and several other senior party leaders were present at the rally at CBD grounds near Karkardooma. Prime Minister Modi, who is the BJP’s trump card for the Delhi polls, also spoke at the rally.

The Prime Minister will also be addressing the BJP supporters at Dwarka on February 1, Rohini on February 3 and Ambedkar Nagar on February 4. The elections for 70-member Delhi Assembly will take place on February 7 while the results will be announced on February 10.