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Who is Abhinav Prakash? Selected by BJYM to Debate Rahul Gandhi

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Abhinav Prakash, the Vice-President of BJP’s youth wing, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), has been nominated to debate Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. Prakash, an alumnus of JNU and assistant professor of economics at Ramjas College, DU, is also known for his popular YouTube channel.


Expressing his anticipation for the debate, Abhinav Prakash stated, “I hope he [Rahul Gandhi] doesn’t run away from the debate the way he ran away from Amethi…”

An invitation for a public debate was extended to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi by two prominent jurists and a senior journalist last week.

Responding to the invitation, Nehru-Gandhi scion Rahul Gandhi accepted the proposal, initiating a response from the BJP.

BJYM President and Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya announced that Abhinav Prakash would represent BJP in the debate against Rahul Gandhi.

Describing the debate as an enriching exchange between a political scion and a common youngster, Tejasvi Surya highlighted Prakash’s background and struggles.

Abhinav Prakash, a dynamic leader of BJYM, hails from Raebareli, from where Rahul Gandhi’s contesting, and belongs to the Pasi caste.

Representing the “new India” under PM Modi, Prakash is a well-known academic, columnist, and educator.

An assistant professor of economics at Ramjas College, DU, Prakash is an alumnus of DU and JNU.

He is also recognized for his insightful discussions on social, economic, and political issues related to India on his YouTube channel, Urbanchatterati.

Tejasvi Surya, while nominating Abhinav Prakash, emphasized his leadership and eloquence, stating that Prakash would be an articulate spokesperson for the government’s policies and reforms.

Reacting to his nomination, Abhinav Prakash expressed his readiness for the debate, urging Rahul Gandhi not to evade it as he did in Amethi.

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