New Delhi, Oct.20 (ANI): Congress Party General Secretary Manish Tewari on Saturday termed the anti-corruption outfit India Against Corruption (IAC) as the "B team of the BJP".
He was speaking a day after IAC leader Arvind Kejriwal took the opportunity to welcome the government to conduct a probe into allegations that social activists Anjali Damania and Mayank Gandhi were involved in suspicious real estate projects in Maharashtra.
Kejriwal said: "We will send all reports, allegations and questions to three judges on Monday. We request the judges to submit a report as quickly as possible. We also request the government to investigate allegations against us."
Earlier, Mayank Gandhi and Anjali Damania said they were ready for an investigation against them into the allegations they are facing.
Addressing a press conference, Gandhi and Damania welcomed the internal probe of the IAC against them and assured that they would answer all the questions posed to them.
"All those against whom allegations have been leveled, including me and Anjali Damani, should be enquired into...we will be giving an e-mail address where complaints against us too could be sent for investigation," said Mayank Gandhi.
Referring to the investigation panel, Gandhi said that Justice(Retired) AP Shah, Justice(Retired) BH Marlapalle and Justice(Retired) Jaspal Singh had been asked by the IAC to conduct an internal enquiry against them.
Asserting that the IAC members were upfront about the investigation, social activist from Maharashtra, Anjali Damania said, "The India Express has come out with an allegation...there will be a number of allegations that will come against us. We are upfront about investigations."
Damania further assured that she would be answerable to each and every question from the ombudsman panel. She said, "If we are fighting corruption, then we ourselves should be answerable," adding that all the papers required during the investigation would be produced.
Damania, however, questioned the timing of the allegations against her. She said, "Why weren't questions raised earlier? The land was bought in 2006, why is it being raised in 2012? The political class is trying to confuse everybody." (ANI)