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Viral Picture of  Indira Gandhi with Kiran Bedi on Social media, with wrong information

Viral Claim: A Picture of Kiran Bedi with late Indira Gandhi claiming that When Kiran Bedi booked a challan on PM’s vehicle for wrong parking, Indira invited her for lunch.

Facts Check: False

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Rare to find leaders like Indira Gandhi
When Kiran Bedi booked a challan on PM’s vehicle for wrong parking, Indira ji invited her for lunch personally at PMO to honor her fearless commitment towards duty and now officer while performing his duty took search Helicopter of modi he suspend...

Rare to find leaders like Indira Gandhi When Kiran Bedi booked a challan on PM’s vehicle for wrong parking, Indira ji invited her for lunch personally at PMO to honor her fearless commitment towards duty. Taliban Modi has to learn a lot from ..........

Facts Check News: Many shared the image on the social media, claiming how generous Indira Gandhi was. The message puts Indira in a good place by reminding an incident from the past stating that “When Kiran Bedi booked a challan on PM’s vehicle for wrong parking, Indira ji invited her for lunch personally at PMO to honor her fearless commitment towards duty and now officer while performing his duty took search Helicopter of modi he suspends.”. However, the image shared in the picture is not from after the incident as what is said in the picture and tweet.

After searching for the image, we came across an old tweet by none other than Kiran Bedi, tweeted in 2017. she tweeted an image with Indira Gandhi. As seen in the image with a text on the top of the image as “Invited to breakfast with Prime Minister Indira Gandhi after leading the Republic Day Parade”, she writes “It was a rare privilege being with
Mrs Indira Gandhi.
I was very fond of her.
She too was very proud of my having joined the IPS.
She used invite me to her functions and introduce me as India’s first woman in the officer ranks of IPS..
This pic is of Jan 1975 at her residence.”

It was a rare privilege being with
Mrs Indira Gandhi.
I was very fond of her.
She too was very proud of my having joined the IPS.
She used invite me to her functions and introduce me as India's first woman in the officer ranks of IPS..
This pic is of Jan 1975 at her residence. pic.twitter.com/X4Z02NfVfK

— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) November 19, 2017

As per ndtv article, she did not tow away Indira Gandhi’s wrongly parked car; it was an officer in her team who did it. In 1982, an ambassador car that belonged to then prime minister Indira Gandhi’s office was parked at the wrong spot and towed away by sub-inspector Nirmal Singh. Mrs Gandhi was abroad at the time. When word got out, Kiran Bedi, as the officer in charge of traffic, came to be known as the cop who challenged Indira Gandhi and soon earned the nickname “Crane Bedi”.

The other aspect of the controversy relates to the charge by Ms Bedi that she was “punished” for taking on Indira Gandhi. She was transferred to Goa seven months after the ‘car-towing" incident.


Claim Review: Indira Gandhi with Kiran Bedi

Fact Check: False