Shiromani Akali Dal general secretary and spokesperson Harcharan Bains dared Congress party’s campaign manager Prashant Kishor and “whoever represents the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)” on Saturday to an open, live TV debate on issues concerning Punjab.
Bains offered to have the debate moderated by an eminent journalist “at a time and venue of their choosing”.
He said the debate will cover all issues including the performance of the state government and the conduct of political parties in Punjab.
“It can also cover the relative performance of state governments run by the Congress and AAP in the country,” Bains said in a statement.
“People of Punjab deserve to hear all the claimants to their electoral support, and it is high time that the political idiom in the state was lifted out of baseless claims made by self-styled champions of the people of Punjab,” he added.