Photo: Hindustan Times
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Kiran Bedi joining BJP a mistake, says Prashant Bhushan

Bhushan says for a person, who was a part of the anti-corruption movement, to join a party which is also known to be corrupt, is not a very good thing to do

Hyderabad: Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan said on Saturday it was a mistake on the part of former IPS officer Kiran Bedi to join the Bharatiya Janata Party after being a part of the anti-corruption movement.

“I think it was a mistake for her to join the BJP. Because we all know that BJP is also a corrupt party. For a person, who was a part of the anti-corruption movement, to join a party which is also known to be corrupt, (is) not a very good thing to do," he told reporters.

Bhushan was speaking after delivering a lecture at the NALSAR University of Law here. Asked if the scale of Aam Aadmi Party’s victory in Delhi Assembly polls came as a surprise to him, Bhushan, one of the founders of AAP, replied in the affirmative. “Yes, we were ourselves surprised by the scale of this victory. It showed two things. Firstly, the built-up anger against the present BJP government as well as the hopes that people have from the Aam Aadmi Party. Both of these resulted in this huge victory for AAP," he said.

Asked about Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal deciding not to hold any ministries, he said it was his prerogative. “That’s all right. That’s up to him. He must be generally wanting to supervise the ministries," Bhushan said.

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