New Delhi, Oct 23 (): Kiran Bedi,who was under fire for pocketing money paid for travel is now accused of misusing quota system to get her daughter a medical seat while Kejariwal diverted funds for Team Anna to his own NGO . Swami Agnivesh, Digvijay Singh and ex CJI Verma have leveled these charges.
Kiran Bedi who was accused of pocketing the first class (executive) fare of air travel from sponsors and travelling in economy class defended herself saying the excess amount was credited to her NGO. Former Chief Justice J S Verma said “overcharging organisations by inflating her travel bills said claiming money which you have not spent was “unacceptable” and “more upsetting” was the justification that she was spending it for a cause”.”Politicians may be criminals but look inwards too,”Digviay Singh said, alleging Bedi misused quota system to get her daughter a seat in a medical college in Mizoram.
Agnivesh, who had yesterday alleged that Kejriwal has siphoned off over Rs 80 lakh donated by people for the protest by diverting it to a trust run by him, said Hazare does not have his name in Public Cause Research Foundation run by him. “Even Justice Santosh Hegde, who has a clean image, does not have his name in the trust. So, the main members of the team were not part of the Trust and the old trust where Kejriwal and his members were part…the money was deposited in their name,” he alleged.
Team Anna member Sisodia in reply said “Our accounts till March 31 are already on the website. We have conducted a special audit for the last six months and by the month end we are putting the details on the website.”On Agnivesh, he said, “We have no animosity with Swami Agnivesh. He could have said something out of anger. It’s not in our custom to rebut against anything that an elderly says”.He is a good person and we all respect him.”