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I will respond on getting notice: Bedi

Right activist Kiran Bedi mocks politicians as she peeps through a borrowed veil on the eleventh day of Anna Hazare's hunger strike. File photo

Right activist Kiran Bedi mocks politicians as she peeps through a borrowed veil on the eleventh day of Anna Hazare's hunger strike. File photo  

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Former IPS officer and Team Anna member Kiran Bedi, facing flak for her critical remarks of Parliamentarians, on Monday refused to comment on the breach of privilege motion moved against her saying she was yet to receive any notice.

“I will respond to it when I receive it. I have neither received nor been informed of it. I cannot go by news reports,” Ms. Bedi told PTI.

Members in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have given privilege notices against Ms. Bedi and actor Om Puri for using “derogatory and defamatory” language against politicians and the matter is under consideration of the presiding officers.

MPs' ire

During Gandhian Anna Hazare's agitation at Ramlila Grounds on the Lokpal issue, Ms. Bedi accused politicians of wearing “several masks” at the same time, drawing the ire of MPs from both Houses.

On Sunday, Ms. Bedi had defended her controversial comments and said she did not regret the outburst.

‘Out of concern'

She also said her action reflected an outpouring of anger and concern and that she was only reacting to the kind of situation on that day when Mr. Hazare was on the 11th day of his fast.

Ms. Bedi had pulled a scarf from the neck of a young activist on stage, wrapped her head with it and proceeded to mock MPs.

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