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Advani challenges PM to a live TV debate

March 27, 2009 03:26 IST

Senior BJP leader L K Advani on Thursday challenged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to a live TV debate similar to the practice in the US where rival political leaders take on each other.

Advani, who is locked in a war of words with Singh in the recent days, threw the challenge at a poll rally in Arunachal Pradesh after again dubbing the Congress leader as the "weakest prime minister the country ever had."

The former deputy prime minister said he was ready for a live debate with Manmohan Singh on various issues on TV channels like the practice followed in the US.

Reacting to the challenge, Congress spokesperson Jayanti Natrajan said the the BJP seems to be "obsessed" with everything US.

However, Natrajan said it was up to the prime minister to respond to the challenge.

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