Dismissing the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief ministerial candidate Arvind Kejriwal's invite to Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for an open debate, party spokesperson Meem Afzal said that the letter and debate is a 'publicity stunt'.
"There is not much difference between Baba Ramdev and Arvind Kejriwal. Both are publicity crazy. He wants to raise every issue, which gets him some media attention," Afzal said.
Reacting to the formal invitation that Kejriwal sent Dikshit, Afzal said that anybody can write such a letter and Delhi government has countered many of the allegations the AAP has made in the last two years.
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Afzal said: "Elections are not far away. All the questions that he is asking now in the election period are only a publicity stunt."
Kejriwal had earlier written a formal letter to Dikshit proposing a public debate where people could directly ask them questions about Delhi and its government. He had even said that its should be a three way debate where representatives from Congress, BJP and AAP must be present in an open space and not a studio.
No formal confirmation has come from Dikshit's side till now. BJP's CM candidate Dr Harshvardhan had accepted the invitation saying that he was open to a public debate with the AAP and Congress. However Dikshit refused to comment on the same.