Congress turned down activist Arvind Kejriwal’s challenge to its party president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to hold a debate with him on the issue of corruption, saying even block-level leaders of the party can corner him. “Any of our block level spokespersons are more than enough to deal with this insinuations and allegations cacophony,” Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said on the challenge posed by Kejriwal.
Earlier today, Kejriwal had dared the Prime Minister, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi for a public debate and said India Against Corruption will answer questions raised against it only after Congress leadership and Sonia’s son-in-law Robert Vadra come clean on charges of corruption. The challenge had come in the wake of Congress general Secretary Digvijaya Singh posing some questions to Kejriwal on funding of his NGO and other issues. “Kejriwal, like his guru from Gujarat (Modi) always attempts to punch above his weight, forgetting the age old adage- If you throw stink balls at the moon, they only fall back upon you,” Tewari said. Kejriwal maintained that he had put questions to Vadra and the Prime Minister and said they should answer first and then IAC will answer all questions from Digvijaya Singh. “I request Singh to encourage Ms Gandhi, Prime Minister or Rahul Gandhi to come for a public debate. Let’s question each other and let public question us on personal and public issues,” Kejriwal had said.
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