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Bedi pours heart out in open letter

Bedi pours heart out in open letter
Though she grudgingly accepts responsibility for the rout of her party in the polls, she determined to not take the blame for it.      

Writing a detailed response on her blog on Monday, the day her comrade-turned-adversary Arvind Kejriwal started work as Delhi chief minister, Bedi said, “I have failed the test. And take full responsibility for my decision. But inside of me has not failed. Because given the time I gave to myself, I gave it all the energy and experience I had. Obviously it was not enough.”

“I also wanted to not die one day with a guilt that I was commenting only and never daring to pass the ultimate test of electoral politics,” She wrote on her official blog. Bedi, following her defeat, had created a flutter by saying that it was “not her defeat” as she had given her best and felt it was a “loss for BJP” which should “introspect” about the debacle.

Bedi, in her blog, added that she was relieved as her parents were not alive to hear the “foul words” hurled at her during the campaigning. She also took a dig at AAP and its promises of providing free water and slashing power tariff by half, saying, people want freebies but there are no “free lunches” in life. “If you rob Peter to pay Paul, it won’t be long before all get robbed,” she said.

Bedi, who contested from the Krishna Nagar constituency, lost to AAP’s S K Bagga by 2,277 votes. Bedi said that she entered politics because she “wanted to see it get a stable government in alignment with government of India to get all that Delhi needed.”

In the letter, she also elaborated on a number of factors that played a “vital role”, saying that the “wise will read each one, and take due notice”. She also said there was a need to rework campaigning as it was “not a level playing field for the level-headed serving people.”
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