Kiran Bedi puts BJP scarf around Lajpat Rai statue, Kejriwal objects

  • Agencies, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jan 21, 2015 16:41 IST

The BJP's chief ministerial candidate for Delhi Kiran Bedi on Wednesday came under fire from AAP's Arvind Kejriwal for putting her party's scarf around the statue of freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai in Krishna Nagar.

"I would like to request Kiran Bedi to spare our freedom fighters and not saffronise them. These leaders fought for independence for 120 crore Indians. There should be no politics over them," said Kejriwal.

Bedi, who began her roadshow at Krishna Nagar from where she is contesting the Delhi assembly polls on February 7, paid tribute to Rai, cleaned his statue, put a garland and placed her Bharatiya Janata Party's sash on it as well.

She also met tea and newspaper sellers in the area and enquired about the issues they were facing.

Although she removed the scarf later, Aam Aadmi Party chief Kejriwal did not let the opportunity to criticise her go by.

The garlands and flowers were also removed after Bedi left the place.

While on her way to file her nomination, Bedi led a road show through east Delhi, including the Krishna Nagar constituency, which is considered a BJP stronghold.

Kejriwal too will file his nomination papers from the New Delhi assembly constituency on Wednesday after he failed to meet the deadline for filing the nominations on Tuesday.

(With ANI inputs)

Video: Spare freedom fighters, Kejriwal tells Bedi

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