Kejriwal sends Sheila an invitation for open debate

Dikshit declined comment on the proposal.

Written by Dipankar Ghose | New Delhi | Published:October 25, 2013 1:06 am

AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday invited Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit to an open debate at a public place. In an open letter to Dikshit,Kejriwal stated,“I thought that if there is an open debate between the leaders of parties contesting the election where people can ask straight questions,democracy will be strengthened. I made this request several times but you rejected my proposal.”

Kejriwal stated that mediapersons told him that perhaps Dikshit would consent to such a debate if invited formally.

“Therefore,based on that suggestion I am formally inviting you to a debate. If you think it right,perhaps BJP’s Harsh Vardhan should be invited as well,” the letter states.

Kejriwal stated that the modalities could be discussed between the parties once they agreed to the debate. “I only have one suggestion,that the debate be held at Ramlila Maidan or any other public place,and not a television studio,so the people of Delhi can ask straight questions. I wait for your response,” he stated.

Dikshit declined comment on the proposal.

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