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Kejriwal: Bedi shouldn't have inflated travel bills

delhi Updated: Nov 27, 2011 11:41 IST
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Key Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his colleague Kiran Bedi should not have overcharged her hosts by inflating travel bills.

Kejriwal also said the government was spending crores of rupees to break Hazare's team. Asked about the controversy over Bedi flying economy class and charging her host-organisers for business class tickets, Kejriwal told Aaj Tak channel's "Seedhi Baat" programme that it should not have happened.

"She (Bedi) should not have done it. She has said it will not happen again. I would not have done what Kiran Bedi did," he said.

Kejriwal, however, said she had only committed a "technical irregularity" and was not a personal beneficiary of the money.

"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.

On the allegations levelled by him that government was tapping phones of Anna's supporters, Kejriwal said Team Anna members were not going to file an FIR since it was not a problem for them.

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