NEW DELHI, June 10 � Team Anna member Kiran Bedi today invoked the character of Dhritarashtra in Mahabharata to attack Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and alleged his �tainted team� will not give a strong criminal justice system, inviting a sharp rebuff from Law Minister Salman Khurshid who said the �personal campaign� will not work.
BJP also jumped into the war of words supporting Team Anna�s demand for a probe into the allegations of corruption against the UPA government, saying it is natural that the �taint� reaches Singh though he is honest as he is the leader.
�PMO clears Prime Minister. Did Dhritarashtra in Mahabharata not support Kauravas even after they attempted to disrobe Draupadi? Indian genes/culture? Or?,� Bedi tweeted. She said Team Anna is focussed on the party in power at the Centre because it alone can give an effective central law, not opposition.
The flare-up came a day after Prime Minister�s Office rejected Anna Hazare�s demands for setting up a Special Investigation Team for probing corruption allegations against Singh and his 14 Cabinet colleagues and setting up a fast track court to take up corruption cases against MPs.
Minister of State (PMO) V Narayanaswamy also yesterday alleged that Hazare was surrounded by �anti-national elements� and supported by �foreign forces�. � PTI