Need to save Anna from his team: Khurshid

New Delhi: With Team Anna appearing to be in disarray, Law Minister Salman Khurshid today took potshots at them saying there was a need to save Anna Hazare from his group of anti-graft activists.

"There is a need to save Anna Hazare from these people as much as there is a need to save the country from corruption," Khurshid told reporters when asked to comment on fresh allegations of corruption made by Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal against some ministers. "He did not name any one of them (Team Anna)," Khurshid asked the questioner.

The minister`s remarks come at a time when reports appeared in a section of the media that Kiran Bedi had written to Hazare about alleged mismanagement of funds by Kejriwal`s NGO Public Cause Research Foundation (PCRF). Both Kejriwal and Bedi have denied the reports. "In this country, only the ministers should be probed and not anybody else. He (Kejriwal) had said that all IT officials are dishonest. Only one IT officer was honest and he left the department," Khurshid said.

Kejriwal, a former Indian Revenue Service officer, retired as Joint Commissioner in the Income Tax department. Recently, Team Anna accused top UPA ministers including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Home Minister P Chidambaram of corruption and demanded setting up of a Special Investigation Team to probe the charges.