New Delhi: Team Anna Hazare on Tuesday rallied
behind its key member Kiran Bedi who is facing a breach of
privilege notice in Parliament for her controversial remarks
against MPs, warning such move will be perceived by people as
lawmakers` way to seek revenge on them.
Arvind Kejriwal, a key Team Anna member, said the entire
team is "solidly" behind Bedi.
"She will respond to the notice as and when the notice
is received. The notice has not been received so far. It does
not constitute breach of privilege of Parliament. You may like
it or not, that`s a different thing but it does not constitute
breach of privilege of Parliament," he said.
Prashant Bhushan, Lawyer and another Team Anna member,
said the move to serve a notice to Bedi was "unfortunate as
she had not said anything which could be termed as breach of
He claimed there was a talk othat he and another member
Arvind Kejriwal will also get privilege notices. "
"We too have not said any such thing.
"And if this is done, it is clear...people will think
that perhaps MPs are thinking that our fight is against MPs as
we talk about their corruption. People will think it is a way
for MPs to seek revenge," Bhushan told reporters.
Bedi, a former IPS officer, had yesterday said she was
not going to apologise and was prepared for any punishment.
"Sorry no apology for being demonstratively a voice of
public anguish. Prepared for any punishment," she said.
In contrast to Bedi`s stand, actor Om Puri, who is also
facing breach of privilege notice, apologised for using
derogatory remarks to deride the political class.