Patna: Taking a dig at Kiran Bedi over
allegations that she charged her hosts full fare on air
tickets while availing discount, Law Minister Salman Khurshid
today said unlike Team Anna he cannot pass "ex-parte"
judgements on people.
"I don`t find myself equipped or able to pronounce a
judgement on anybody as quickly as I feel judgement is
pronounced on many of us by the movement (led by Anna Hazare)
in which Kiran Bedi has a very significant role. I don`t find
myself in a position to pass ex parte judgements," he told
Khurshid said perhaps Bedi herself will come up with a
"satisfactory explanation" while noting that no one should be
condemned without being heard.
Ministers in UPA government have often claimed that Team
Anna had been making various allegations against them in
public fora without first seeking an explanation on them.
Allegations have been 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 functions.