Why Kiran Bedi is running away from debate on Delhi polls: Arvind Kejriwal

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday again dared Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kiran Bedi for a public debate ahead of Delhi Assembly Elections.

Last Updated: Jan 22, 2015, 01:02 AM IST
Why Kiran Bedi is running away from debate on Delhi polls: Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday again dared Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kiran Bedi for a public debate ahead of Delhi Assembly Elections.

Kejriwal, who filed his nomination today for the Delhi polls today took to his Twitter account saying, “Why kiran ji running away from debate? She is busy but surely she can take out 2 hrs from busy schedule. Ppl want 2 know her stand on issues.”

 

The AAP convenor's latest reaction comes a day after Bedi on Tuesday diapproved of a debate and snubbed Kejriwal dubbing it as "drama" and said she will confront him in the floor of the House.

Her response prompted AAP to accuse Bedi of being afraid of facing the challenge from Kejriwal who took the electoral fight to East Delhi's Krishna Nagar constituency from where she is contesting.

"It will be a good initiative for democracy if there is a debate between us on different issues. People vote in the name of religion and caste. They are not aware of the issues. The debate of around 1-2 hours should be on concrete issues," Kejriwal said earlier while embarking on his roadshow.

Bedi retorted saying, "They are into drama while I am focused on work."

"I accept the challenge. I will do it in the Assembly and before that I am focusing on delivery rather than on debates because that's what he's been doing. He's only been debating. What I am doing is delivery of goals, services, programmes," she said.

As the war of words continued, Kejriwal scoffed at her response, saying people want to know how political parties will deal with pressing issues confronting them before casting their votes, not after the elections.

"People want to know whether BJP will reduce power and water tariff, and how it will bring down prices of essential items, how it will put an end to bribery and corruption" he said.

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