Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi Tuesday said she trusts the leadership qualities of BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and said he has the ability to take the country to the next level.
“I see positive qualities of leadership in Narendra Modi compared to most others. He is tried and tested. I believe he can take the country to the next level,” Bedi said.
She was speaking during at interactive session on women security at the MCCI Ladies Forum.
Attacking the Congress, she said the reign of UPA-1 and II was a loss of 10 years. “The UPA-I and UPA-II had been a loss of 10 years. A crater had been created. That has to be filled first and then on that foundation the growth model of the country has to be planned,” she said.
Replying to a question on her separation with anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, she said she had never been politically involved with the movement. “It was mutual respect to each other’s inclination of thoughts. Somewhere, the thinking seemed to have changed,” she said.
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The retired IPS officer also prescribed a six-P formula — Parents and principals, Politicians, Police, Prosecution, Prisons and Press — to improve women security in the society and said a crime prevention plan based on it would be forwarded to the new government. “We need a hub which brings the six Ps together. The country needs a revolution in culture. Cases of rape came down in America after they adopted some of these. I have talked to Modi about it and he had shown a very positive response towards my suggestions,” she added.
She said, at the moment the country was being built by a million for a billion. It needed to be reversed.
On rising cases of violence against women in Bengal, she said that she didn’t want to name any state but cited the examples of Nirbhaya case and the Shakti Mill incident to highlight the fact that the offenders were prosecuted because the police investigated the cases in a prompt manner.