Chaos curtails Nilekani-Kumar debate
A debate organized by Bangalore Political Action Committee (BPAC) , which saw the participation of candidates of Bangalore south Lok Sabha constituency Ananth Kumar of the BJP and Nandan Nilekani of the Congress, was abandoned midway following ruckus by workers of both the parties, reports said.
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw of Biocon was the moderator of the debate.
Apart from Nilekani, Kumar, AAP candidate Nina P Nayak and JD(S) candidate Ruth Manorama participated in the event.
Shaw tweeted: " Citizens feedback on BPAC event was that the discussions were meaningful until Ananthkumar resorted to uncalled for political rhetoric ."
She again posted on her Twitter homepage: "Citizens feedback on BPAC event: all points made by all candidates were good but Ananthkumar's Pakistan comment incited party workers."
Nilekani posted on Twitter homepage: "Disappointed with what transpired at the BPAC session today."
Kumar, however, blamed Congress workers for the disruption.
"I was raising the very critical issues that are facing the country, the economic crisis, the security crisis and the crisis of governance...I am really surprised why the Congress candidates' supporters came and disrupted me...because it is a democratic discussion...we were listening to them very patiently," he told NDTV.
(Posted on 30-03-2014)