NEW DELHI: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday accepted an invite to a public debate with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which was requested by two former judges and a senior journalist by way of a letter despatched to each the leaders.
Former Judges Madan B Lokur, Ajit P Shah, and senior journalist N Ram wrote a letter inviting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for a public debate on the Lok Sabha Election to offer a correct response to the allegations and challenges that both facet had put up towards one another.

In addition they stated that the general public is worried as they’ve solely heard allegations and challenges from both facet and haven’t heard any significant responses.

Replying to the invitation, Rahul stated on X that such a debate “can be a optimistic initiative for the main events to current their imaginative and prescient to the nation from one platform for a wholesome democracy”.
“Congress welcomes this initiative and accepts the invitation for dialogue. The nation additionally expects the Prime Minister to participate on this dialogue,” he stated.

“I’ve mentioned your invitation with Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge. We agree that such a debate will assist individuals perceive our respective imaginative and prescient and allow them to make an knowledgeable selection. It’s also vital to place to relaxation any unsubstantiated allegations attributed to our respective events. Because the principal events preventing the election, the general public deserve to listen to from their leaders immediately. Accordingly, both myself or the Congress President can be happy to take part in such a debate,” Rahul stated in his letter.
“Please do tell us if and when the Prime Minister agrees to take part, following which we will talk about the main points and format of the controversy. Thanks as soon as once more to your initiative. I stay up for taking part in a productive and historic debate,” he added.
Of their letter to the leaders, the previous judges and journalist stated that it is going to be nice if public hearken to their responses and that is the explanation a public debate would set an incredible precedent, not simply by educating the general public, but in addition in projecting the true picture of a wholesome and vibrant democracy.
“To this finish, we consider that residents would vastly profit by listening to immediately from our political leaders by way of a public debate on a non partisan and non business platform. It could be ultimate if the general public heard not simply the questions of every facet, but in addition the responses. We’re of the view that this is able to assist to strengthen our democratic course of immensely,” as per the letter.
Madan B Lokur is a former choose of the Supreme Courtroom, whereas AP Shah is a former chief justice of Delhi excessive court docket. N Ram is a senior journalist and the previous editor-in-chief of The Hindu.
(With inputs from businesses)


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