Dr Kiran Bedi has finally landed in the Emperor’s camp and that was expected. It was clear from the days of India Against Corruption that her ultimate goal was political power. When she understood that Arvind Kejriwal was not the kind who could sway the masses as effectively as Narendra Modi, she made the right choice. Who can blame her? Why blame at all?
Was Kiran Bedi an epitome of moral values and any kind of principles at any time? Yes, as a police officer she did make significant contributions particularly towards making the prison system in India more effective and productive. She was a good police officer.
Was she above blame? In 1992 she got her daughter admission for MBBS course in Delhi’s Hardinge College by manipulating the quota for the tribal students of the North-east. Ms Bedi (not Dr at that time) offered many justifications for her act but nobody who knew the facts would have bought her explanations.
Later her NGO came under the scanner for manipulating the flight charges of some of her hosts for monetary gains. Once again she offered explanations which were absolutely spurious.
In fact, politics cannot afford to have moral values and principles. Dr Bedi has chosen the right profession. And the right party, because she will be a winner. AAP could not have been quite the right party for her. I wish her all the best.