In a debate moderated by TIMES NOW's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, panelists -- Anand Sharma, Union Minister for Commerce & Industry; Ravi Shankar Prasad, Dy Leader of Oppn, RS; Gaurav Bhatia, Natl President, Legal Wing, SP; Vinod Mehta, Editorial Chairman, Outlook; and R Rajagopalan, Senior Journalist -- discuss the issue of Congress and BJP now fighting over who's more patriotic, and whether Narendra Modi edges out Rahul Gandhi to make it a direct faceoff with the Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
In the run up to 2014 general elections, the words of leaders are getting more acerbic and the attack more personal. In the battle of ideologies, the fight has finally trickled down to BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi versus Congress President Sonia Gandhi. So from communalism to nationalism, the fight has today (March 31) narrowed to who's more patriotic. The nationalism barb thrown by Sonia Gandhi last evening has triggered a sharp counter. Narendra Modi tells the Congress President she has no right to preach. Modi even takes it a step ahead, asks who in Delhi wanted the Italian marines accused of killing two fishermen to be freed.