Debate between Nilekani, Ananth Kumar abandoned after chaos in Bangalore

Bangalore : Chaos broke out on Saturday  at a political debate between Congress' nominee for Bangalore South Lok Constituency Nandan Nilekani and BJP's Ananth Kumar after workers of the two parties created a ruckus, forcing
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PTI 03 Apr 2014, 11:54 AM IST
Bangalore : Chaos broke out on Saturday  at a political debate between Congress' nominee for Bangalore South Lok Constituency Nandan Nilekani and BJP's Ananth Kumar after workers of the two parties created a ruckus, forcing organisers to abandon the event midway.

As Kumar began reeling out statistics to attack the Manmohan Singh government, Congress workers grew restive and resorted to sloganeering only to be countered by BJP workers who chanted "Modi, Modi." Congress workers shouted pro-Rahul slogans.

Biotech major Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw was moderating the debate at the event organised by Bangalore Political Action Committee (BPAC) which she heads. BPAC is a citizen's collective initiative that aims to build a better Bangalore and enhance the quality of life of citizens.

Both Kumar and Nilekani tried to bring the situation under control but in vain as slogan-shouting from both sides and heated exchanges escalated.

Earlier when Nilekani was addressing, a few members from the audience shouted slogans demanding he speak in Kannada.

 
 
 

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