Core Committee of Team Anna to meet on Saturday

: The Core Committee of Team Anna will meet here on October 29 during which the members are expected to discuss the controversies surrounding the group.

Updated: Oct 25, 2011, 18:42 PM IST

New Delhi: The Core Committee of Team Anna
will meet here on October 29 during which the members are
expected to discuss the controversies surrounding the group,
including continuance of Prashant Bhushan in the team and
alleged financial malfeasance of Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran
Bedi.

It was, however, not clear whether Anna Hazare will attend
the meeting as he is on a `vow of silence`.

The meeting will take place against the backdrop of the
resignation of two prominent activists Rajinder Singh and P V
Rajagopal and allegations against Kejriwal and Bedi.

Team Anna detractor Swami Agnivesh alleged that donations
collected for the Hazare agitation were deposited in a trust
run by Kejriwal of which no other Team Anna member was a part.

Bedi is facing allegations that she overcharged hosts by
inflating her travel bills and that she availed discounts on
air tickets using her gallantry medal. She defended herself
saying she did not personally benefit and that the money thus
saved went to the foundation.

The former IPS officer, while offering to return the
excess money thus collected, said her travel agent was
handling the travel account and has been asked to return the
money.

Bhushan recently triggered a controversy by advocating
plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir. He was beaten up by two
youths in his Supreme Court lawyers` chamber in Delhi as they
were apparently upset with his stand on Jammu and Kashmir.
Hazare has already distanced himself from the senior lawyer on
the issue.

PTI