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Govt wants to separate Anna from team: Kejriwal

Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal alleged government was spending crores of rupees and planting stories in media to separate Anna Hazare from him and other prominent team members Kiran Bedi and Prashant Bhushan.

delhi Updated: Nov 11, 2011 21:09 IST

Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal alleged government was spending crores of rupees and planting stories in media to separate Anna Hazare from him and other prominent team members Kiran Bedi and Prashant Bhushan.

Accusing the government of trying to defame Team Anna with charges that would not stick, he told Seedhi Baat programme in Aaj Tak that "there's a conspiracy to separate Anna Hazare from Kiran Bedi, Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan.

"The government is spending crores of rupees for this. Stories are being planted in the media," Kejriwal was quoted as saying in a statement issued by the channel.

He said Team Anna was targeting Congress because no other party could assure a strong Lokpal Bill at the Centre.

"After the assurance given by the Prime Minister and Sonia Gandhi, we are confident that there will be a strong Lokpal at the Centre. When this will happen, I don't know," he said.

On the allegations levelled by him that government was tapping phones of Team Anna members, he said they were not going to file an FIR because it was not a problem for us.

"Government can go on tapping our phones, following us... digging up our power lines," he said.