L K Advani favours US-style debate in India

Advani said "Instead of rallies by different political parties, the Election Commission should organise discussions between main contenders for the post of Prime Minister in particular election."

By: Press Trust of India | Pithoragarh | Updated: May 2, 2014 5:27 pm

Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Friday favoured US-style public debate between main competing candidates for the post of Prime Minister in India.

“Instead of rallies by different political parties, the Election Commission should organise discussions between main contenders for the post of Prime Minister in particular election,” Advani said while addressing an election rally in favor of BJP’s Almora LS candidate Ajay Tamta in Pithoragarh.

The veteran BJP leader said, “had this system adopted in the country right after the first general elections, the Indian democracy would have strengthened.”

He counted construction of golden quadrilateral and creation of three states of Uttarakhand, Chattisgarh and Jharkhand as achievements of NDA government under leadership of former prime minister Atal Bijari Vajpayee.

Advani said the NDA’s vision of solving water crisis by interlinking the rivers could not be followed up by UPA governments.

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  1. R
    May 3, 2014 at 12:56 pm
    too much idealistic who will listen to you modi only can make difference your idea out of context not need of the hour armchair discussion now too late
  2. S
    May 2, 2014 at 12:44 pm
    Advaniji is absolutely correct. had this happened, there are many who would not have become pm and Indian democracy will not be taken over by the media. modi would never have become pm candidate. even after elections the debate can be conducted between the candidates of winning party or alliance.