Differences with Kejriwal a thing of past: Bedi

Amid reported rift among Team Anna members, Kiran Bedi downplayed her differences with Arvind Kejriwal over the issue of overcharging her hosts.

Updated: Nov 15, 2011, 20:16 PM IST

New Delhi: Amid reported rift among Team
Anna members, activist Kiran Bedi today sought to downplay her
differences with colleague Arvind Kejriwal over the issue of
overcharging her hosts, saying it was a "thing of past".

"That issue is a thing of the past, we need to talk about
the present and the future. We need to move towards the future
as there is a need to remove corruption from the system," Bedi
told reporters here.

Kejriwal had earlier disapproved of Bedi overcharging her
hosts by inflating travel bills and had said she was wrong in
doing so in an interview to a televison channel. He also said
he would not have done what Bedi had done.

Bedi had later hit out at Kejriwal for his remarks and
said he had not understood the matter fully.

Reacting to reports that the Parliamentary Standing
Committee is likely to recommend bringing Group `B` officers
under the purview of Lokpal, Bedi said the bill will be
incomplete if officials of Group `C` and `D` are not included.

"Lokpal is for extortionist corruption and not for
collusive corruption. Anna Hazare`s demand was to include all
public officials from minister to peon under the bill," she
said.

PTI