A session on the topic "Karnataka Elections, Possibilities and Challenges" was conducted for the students of Humanities and Social Sciences on 27 January 2018.
Jain (Deemed-to-be University) became a platform for the discussion and debate between students and representatives of various political parties.
Sri. Sanjay Jha - Executive Director of Dale Carnegie Training, India, representing Congress Party, Sri. Krishna Sagar Rao - Chairman Global Indian Alliance, Strategist, Coach and Author, Spokesperson for BJP and Smt. Shantala Damle - Founder CEO of ‘Avala Hejje’, Co-convener of AAP participated in the discussion enlightening the students about the various nuances of the positions and strategies of their respective parties in the context of the upcoming elections in Karnataka.
Sri. Sanjay Jha addressed the audience by sharing the ideology, aims and agenda of the Congress Party. He also gave a brief insight into the milestones achieved and the road ahead for his party in Karnataka.
Sri. Krishna Sagar Rao, spoke about the current happenings in the country at large and in Karnataka, he spoke about the limitations seen in the current Government in Karnataka. He placed the idea of the reign of BJP all over the country and the performance of his party.
Smt. Shantala Damle very frankly shared that with major National and Regional political parties in the fray in Karnataka, AAP will have a limited but crucial role to play especially to strike a balance. She also shared the ideology and the objectives of the party and its achievements at the National Level.
Once all the representatives placed their own positions clearly, there was a discussion wherein they countered each other too. With the discussion getting heated up quite a few times, Dr. Sandeep Shastri, a political scientist who is also the Pro Vice Chancellor of Jain (Deemed-to-be University) moderated the same to convert the entire exercise into a meaningful dialogue.