“Kiran Bedi met us on the road near her home bang on time. But she made it clear that she was in such a hurry, that there was no time to exchange in pleasantries or small talk," wrote Kumar in an NDTV blog titled, I am not a Super-Journalist. “In fact, she was walking so fast that we could barely keep pace with her."
Kumar claims he was worried that his cameraperson would not be able to keep up with the swiftly departing candidate. “The whole interview was done at such great speed that I was barely able to assimilate what was asked and what was answered," he said. "I was worried that my cameraperson would trip and fall down, because he was moving so quickly to keep up.”
Yogendra Yadav, member of the Aam Aadmi Party made a tongue-in-cheek tweet.
One @thekiranbedi interview a day, keeps Delhi BJP at bay. #RavishAsksBedi
— Yogendra Yadav (@AapYogendra) January 28, 2015
This is not the first time Bedi has left an interview midway. A week before, she exited an interview being conducted by Arnab Goswami of Times Now. About 16 minutes into the discussion, Bedi said she would answer only one more question, claiming that she had four other channels lined up to speak to her.
Bedi isn’t the first prominent face from the BJP to stage a walkout. Back in 2007, when Narendra Modi was Gujarat chief minister, he stomped out of an interview being conducted by Karan Thapar on CNN-IBN. In less than five minutes, Modi can be seen complaining that he doesn't want to continue. He gets up, shakes Thapar's hand and leaves.