Just five days before Delhi elections, Kiran Bedi’s election campaign in-charge Narendra Tandon has discovered that during her reign as IPS Officer several BJP workers were beaten up ruthlessly. He has resigned from the post and the party, giving a big jolt to BJP.
“I have resigned today. I was fed up with the dictatorial attitude of Kiran Bedi and her staff. I tried many times to convey this to the top leadership but nothing has been done,” he told the media.
Tandon, who dedicated 30 years of his life to BJP, addressed his resignation letter to BJP president Amit Shah. He stated in his letter that he is hurt with the fact that Bedi who had beaten up BJP workers ruthlessly, injuring many is now ruling them.
Bedi, who had earlier refused to comment over the development, said she was not aware of Tandon’s resignation.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Yogender Yadav demanded a response from Shah as the letter is addressed to him. “Is this 40 years of Kiran Bedi’s experience?” he said.
As a damage control exercise, the BJP is trying to downplay the controversy. Harish Khurana, an executive in Delhi unit of the BJP, claimed that Tandon has resigned twice in past as well. “It is his habit to resign.