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A little turbulence between Bedi,Kejriwal over fake air bills

Arvind Kejriwal questioned Bedi’s methods in a TV interview

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: November 13, 2011 1:13:25 am

The instances of Kiran Bedi submitting inflated travel bills to claim compensation much higher than what she paid for continues to unsettle Team Anna.

Arvind Kejriwal questioned Bedi’s methods in a TV interview on Friday saying he himself would have never done such a thing — which invoked a sharp response from her. Then,in a familiar turn,both attempted to show that all was well between them.

“The only problem is that he didn’t understand the issue fully…If he had more understanding of the issue,his answer would have been different,” Bedi said on Kejriwal’s remarks.

The Indian Express had reported 30 incidents in which Bedi over-charged her host organisations for her flight tickets,traveling economy and — using her gallantry medal 75% discount — and then billing for Business class or charging full amount while buying discounted tickets. Following the reports,Bedi announced that she would return the over-charged money to her hosts.

Kejriwal made the first conciliatory move. “Despite all efforts from vested interests to create a rift amongst us,we are all together like a rock,” Kejriwal posted a comment on Twitter.

“No rift,” tweeted Bedi. “Except that one must know fully before one answers about others.” Later,she said that Kejriwal had not spoken “against” her but only “got into it. without meaning it”.

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