ABP Newsâ Shikhar Sammelan, the knowledge-sharing platform, brought together dignitaries from the ruling and opposition parties to deliberate on the expected outcome of the General Elections 2019. The event was organised in the capital at Hyatt Regency and the discussion focused on the manifestoes of the BJP and Congress.
Dignitaries present at the event were Shatrughan Sinha (Member of Parliament), Rakesh Sinha (Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha), Ami Yagnik (Congress Spokesperson and senior Gujarat high court lawyer and women rights activist), Randeep Surjewala (Congress Spokesperson), Priyanka Chaturvedi (National Spokesperson, Congress), Gaurav Bhatia (National Spokesperson, BJP), Sudhanshu Trivedi (Spokesperson, BJP), Ragini Naik (Spokesperson, Congress), Shivraj Singh Chouhan (Vice-President, BJP), Piyush Goyal (Minister of Railways and Coal).
Shikhar Sammelan was hosted by ABP Newsâs star anchors Sumit Awasthi, Rubika Liyaquat, Romana Khan and Anuraag Muskaan.
Avinash Pandey, CEO, ABP News Network, said, âAs we inch closer towards the General Elections, ABP News hosted an intriguing session of Shikhar Sammelan in the capital to gauge the sentiments of both the parties. Instilling ABP News Networkâs philosophy of #DeshKoRakheyAagey, we aim to keep our viewers informed who will play a key role in deciding the future of the country in the upcoming elections.â
Shikhar Sammelan is a platform that deliberates on the fundamentally pertinent issues that are of significance to the common man. It provides an opportunity to both the government and the opposition to debate on the challenges and the way forward for the country.
1) Shatrughan Sinha (Member of Parliament), âBJP questions Mahagathbandhan of Opposition parties but the party is itself running on alliance with as many as 40 parties across the country.â
2) Priyanka Chaturvedi, (National spokesperson, Congress), âIn India, the ruling party is likely to make a slew of promises to woo different sections of the society, especially farmers, youth and women, besides the downtrodden.â
3) Shivraj Singh Chouhan, (Vice-President, BJP), âPeople of Madhya Pradesh (MP), Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan have now seen the true colours of Congress and will not vote for it again in Lok Sabha polls.â
4) Piyush Goyal (Minister of Railways and Coal), âIt is unfortunate for the politics of the country to have thinking like Farooq Abdulah for demanding separate Prime Minister for Jammu and Kashmir. There is love for India among every Kashmiri and there is no need for a different law in the valley.â