Kiran Bedi a highly respected and social woman of India. In 1972, she was the first lady to join the Indian Police Service. Before that she worked as a lecturer in Khalsa College for Women, Amritsar. She worked at various tough assignments during her service time. In December 2007 she has taken voluntary retirement from her service as a Director General of Bureau of Police Research and Development.
She did involved in social activities from the time of her service as IPS. She started social service by establishing Navjyoti India Foundation (NIF) in 1987 to rehabilitate drug addicts with her 15 fellow police officers. Later then the NIF organization expends to the issues like illiteracy and women empowerment. After that in 1994 she set up Indian Vision Foundation (IVF) for police and prison reforms. She won lot’s of awards for her excellent service as well as for her social services.
After her retirement from service she decided to get involved in Social Service full-time. Then she started a web portal under the banner of IVF to help the person whose complaints are not entertained by police. Later then she joined the most public supported anti corruption movement of India Against Corruption (IAC). After the split of Arvind Kejriwal and his other fellow activist from IAC to form a political alternative she decided to be with Anna Hazare in the same movement.
During that time Arvind tried very hard to bring Kiran Bedi into politics with him but she denied to get into politics. She said in her various interviews that I’m strongly public, but not political. She also stated various times that I will never join the Politics. At that time she strongly condemned Arvind’s decision to form a political party. At that time she never supported any political party.
In early 2014 there are speculations over Kiran Bedi to join Narendra Modi lead BJP, but still she denied of coming into politics but started supporting BJP openly. During 2014 she backs Narendra Modi and BJP various movements. Her journey of being Political starts from here. After that there were speculations about her being declared as Delhi CM candidate for BJP but again she denied saying that she will not join BJP.
Today on 15th January in the presence of BJP President Amit Shah, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Union Minister Dr. Harshvardhan, Delhi BJP Chief Satish Upadhyay and some other leaders she joined BJP by dialing their toll-free number. This is how her journey is from being apolitical to political. In other word we can say this as political conversion of team Anna. Now we have wait and watch that how she will help the people of Delhi and stops the upbringing of the party of his fellow activist Arvind Kejriwal.