Mumbai: Veteran social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday dismissed as "media creation" the reports about a rift in Team Anna against the backdrop of yoga guru Ramdev snubbing Arvind Kejriwal at a joint rally in Delhi for targeting individual leaders.

"There were no differences over the issue of Ramdev visiting BJP president Nitin Gadkari and the yoga guru's public disapproval of Kejriwal for naming the ministers in their rally in Delhi on Sunday. There are no problems among us. The media is creating it," he said.

The yoga guru wanted the speeches to revolve around black money and Lokpal. "He did not want diversion of issues," Hazare said.

To a query on why India Against Corruption (IAC) was not tagged with the the Mumbai rally organised by the Lokayukta Manch and Bhrashtrachar Virodhi Andolan on Tuesday, Hazare said all agencies fighting corruption had joined hands with him.

Hazare's remarks came in the backdrop of a few IAC members complaining that they were not allowed to enter the venue of the press conference.

Targeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the auction of coal blocks during his tenure as Coal Minister, Hazare said there was a "room for suspicion" as he always thought the Prime Minister to be a clean and honest man who has to function under a "remote control".

"...after going through the CAG papers regarding auction of coal blocks, I realised that there is a room for suspicion. The loss to state exchequer is to the tune of Rs 2 lakh crore. The Prime Minister may not have directly benefited but the money has gone somewhere. Hence, there should be a probe by a retired judge," he said.

Replying to a query on why Team Anna is not moving the court on the issue of corruption charges against 15 ministers, including the Prime Minister, Hazare said, "by the time results are out, their tenure will end".

(Agencies)

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