New Delhi: Stepping up attack on Team Anna
following allegations against Kiran Bedi, Congress today said
it shows the "true colours" of the Gandhian`s associates and
asked her to come clean on it.
"Bedi must first prove herself clean to the people before
she fights against corruption. It is very unfortunate that
while, on one hand she fights against corruption, on the other
she should be doing all this," party spokesperson Rashid Alvi
He said, "One colleague of Anna Hazare demands plebiscite
in Jammu and Kashmir, the other says Anna is above Parliament
and now the third one is found charging more money from her
hosts than she actually paid on her airfare. All of them are
now showing their true colours."
His remarks came after allegations were levelled against
Bedi, a key member of Team Anna, that she used her gallantry
medal to get 75 per cent discount on Air India tickets and
then submitted inflated invoices to claim full fare from the
organisers who invited her to a function.
AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh termed it a "very
serious allegation" and insisted that Bedi should come clean
Reacting to the allegations, Bedi, however, said,
"Business class travel is part of the invitation or
entitlement from the event organisers or corporates I`m asked
to speak at. Travelling economy is a choice despite
entitlement is to ensure that savings remain with the NGO.
"(There is) no personal gain here. Sorry to disappoint
detractors trying real hard to find a smoking gun. However, I
accept this kind of coverage as a part of the challenges which
being in public life poses," she said.