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BJP-INC-AAP face off on ‘Acche Din’ at SRCC Business Conclave Day – I

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Apart from the motivational session with Pawan G. Agrawal, CEO, Mumbai Dabbawalas ,Business Conclave also hosted a political debate on the topic, ‘Acche Din – A reality or a distant dream’. The panel for discussion included Prof. Anand Kumar (Founding Member – Aam Aadmi Party), Meenakshi Lekhi (Member of Parliament – Bharatiya Janata Party) and Digvijaya Singh (Member of Parliament – Indian National Congress). Shiv Aroor, a correspondent and anchor of Headlines Today, moderated the debate.

Prof. Anand Kumar opened the debate by stating his definition of Acche Din. “Actual meaning of Acche Din is providing everything to everybody and this is a dangerous promise”, he quoted. Kumar also talked about these promises touching the lines of unrealistic realm.

Digvijaya Singh who is also the General Secretary of All India Congress Committee expressed his desire for Acche Din to come soon. He focused on how savings in hands of people foster economic growth and talked about their purchasing power and its parity reduced post the UPA regime.

Meenakshi Lekhi, the National Spokesperson for BJP defended the party by stating facts regarding the 7% GDP growth in the last quarter and how the dream of Acche Din cannot be a rapid reality. Briefing about the strategies of BJP, she also touched upon the topic of ‘Make In India’.  

The debate slowly shifted from the platform of Central Government and its policies to the recently concluded Delhi Assembly Elections 2015. Shiv Aroor questioned Prof. Kumar about AAP’s victory and whether it came just due to public’s anger towards BJP courtesy the unfulfilled promise of Acche Din.

Kumar defended by saying how their party will be driven by the basic needs of citizens and overall economic rejuvenation. Meeenakshi Lekhi expressed her displeasure on BJP losing the elections inspite their confident strategies while Digvijaya Singh pointed out how the people of Delhi will be impatient this time after giving a second chance to AAP.

The discussion ended with a question answer round where students asked questions, which led the session into a heated TV debate between BJP and Congress. Digvijaya Singh was seen defending Rahul Gandhi whereas Meenakshi Lekhi touched upon the topics of Love Jihad, religion conversion and Ghar Vaapsi.

SRCC Business Conclave Day – II includes session with Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad (Communication and IT Minister) at 10:00 AM followed by a session with Smt. Smriti Z. Irani (Union Minister of HRD).

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