Advani now challenges Sonia to live TV debate

March 28th, 2009 - 10:34 pm ICT by ANI  

Bharatiya Janata Party Padrauna (Uttar Pradesh), Mar 28 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Lal Krishna Advani on Saturday said that if the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was not willing for a live television debate, he could ask the Congress President Sonia Gandhi for the same.

“I have asked the PM for a live television debate. If he is not willing, he can ask Sonia Gandhi for the same,” Advani told an elections rally here.

On March 26, Advani challenged Manmohan Singh for a television debate to help people judge who was the better prime ministerial candidate.

Advani also challenged the PM for contesting the Lok Sabha elections to prove his worth.

“It is good that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi has finally announced its prospective Prime Minister’s name. But the PM should contest the elections instead of taking the Rajya Sabha route,” he added.

His comments came two days after Manmohan Singh cleared that he had no intention to contest the Lok Sabha polls.

The Congress members, however, opposed such debate, saying it was more suited to countries having a presidential form of government. (ANI)

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