Dismissing allegations levelled by Team Anna members Arvind Kejriwal, Prashant Bhushan, Shanti Bhushan and Kiran Bedi at a press conference, Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari said, "I do not need to give an answer to unsubstantiated averments."
He said this is not the first time such things have been said and answered."It is not necessary that every unsubstantiated averment needs to be responded to."
Tiwari also referred to a report in a newspaper that Bedi has written to Hazare complaining against a non-government organization led by Kejriwal not using funds properly.
The Team, some of whose members have been accused of financial misconduct, denied the report.
Hazare and his close aides sent a letter to Dr Singh seeking setting up of an independent Special Investigation Team with three retired judges as it members to probe the charges.
They suggested that the government could select the judges from a panel of Justices Sudarshan Reddy, A K Ganguly, A P Shah, Kuldeep Singh, J S Verma and M N Venkatachellaiah.
In the letter, they said the SIT should investigate charges against the 15 "corrupt" ministers as well as those against Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief Jayalalithaa. They also said that the SIT can investigate charges against Team Anna.
"We will wait till July 24. If the government does not take steps to (set up SIT), we will go on an indefinite fast from July 25," activist Arvind Kejriwal the media.