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The News Minute | January 20, 2015 | 03:50 pm IST AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal recently challenged BJP's chief ministerial candidate in the upcoming assembly elections Kiran Bedi to a public debate. Kejriwal on Tuesday tweeted, ‘congrats 4 being nominated as BJP's CM candidate. I invite u 4 a public debate moderated by neutral person n telecast by all’. Ever since, several top journalists in the Indian media have taken to the social media platform to voice their say in the matter. From NDTV's Barkha Dutt to India Today Group's Rajdeep Sardesai, journalists representing leading news channels in the country displayed their willingness to moderate the debate, except for one channel, i.e. Times Now. The News Minute spoke to Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-Chief of Times Now, since he is not on any social media forum, asking him about his views on the most widely debated 'debate' at present. "A public debate between Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi is not a bad idea. I will be more than willing to moderate such a debate on our successful programme The News Hour", Goswami said. The anchor of The News Hour debate however added that he was not sure if such a debate would ever take place. Read: Why Kejriwal is using his open debate master stroke on Kiran Bedi Barkha Dutt, Group Editor NDTV, had earlier tweeted saying, 'Would be a wonderful norm to set for democracy if debate takes place between @ArvindKejriwal & @thekiranbedi . I volunteer to moderate :-)' In response to a tweet asking him to moderate the Kejriwal vs Bedi debate, Rajdeep Sardesai, Consulting Editor of the India Today Group, said, 'I would be delighted to moderate such a debate! Delhi deserves one. @ArvindKejriwal vs @thekiranbedi' Another journalist to have shown interest in moderating the debate is Sonia Singh, Editorial Director of NDTV. Singh's tweet reads, 'Hv asked NBA for panel of anchors from different channels for #DelhiDebate,so it can be shown across channels.Will Kiran,AK,Maken agree ?:-)' Managing Editor of the TV Today Network, Rahul Kanwal also pitched in tweeting, 'Zeroing in on neutral moderator for @thekiranbedi @ArvindKejriwal @ajaymaken debate going to be interesting. Thoughts on who's best suited?' Read: Top journalists, media houses line up to moderate Kejriwal vs Bedi debate Not just top journalists, but media houses too have shown an interest in moderating the debate. From ANI to ScoopWhoop and All India Bakchod everyone tweeted volunteering to moderate the debate. Tweet Follow @thenewsminute
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