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    The Newshour Debate: Rahul vs Modi, sign of 2012? (Part 2 of 2)


    by TimesNow

    Rahul Gandhi and Chief Minister Narendra Modi sparred on Tuesday (November 11) after the Congress leader invoked Mahatma Gandhi, as the Gujarat war hotted up on the last day of campaigning for the first phase of the assembly elections. Just 9 hours before the first phase of campaigning comes to an end in Gujarat, the Congress put out its star campaigner Rahul Gandhi. Gandhi scion finally jumped into the Gujarat poll battle with 3 rallies but failing to impress the electorate in Gujarat. While Rahul refrained from naming the Gujarat CM, Modi did not shying away from a direct fight.

    In a debate moderated by TIMES NOW's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, panelists - Amee Yagnik, Spokesperson, Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee; Sanjay Jha, Co - founder, Humara; Gagan Sethi, Chairperson, Jan Vikas & Centre for Social Justice; Saba Naqvi, Political Editor, Outlook; Meenakshi Lekhi, Mahila Morcha National Vice-President, BJP; Devang Nanavati, BJP spokesman, Gujarat; R Rajagopalan, Senior Journalist debate whether the Congress deliberately shielded Rahul Gandhi from campaigning in an election that centres almost entirely around Modi?