Union Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday dared Congress president Rahul Gandhi to have a debate with her, saying his "true mettle" will be exposed once he confronts any Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader.
"I don't mind debating with him, but he will not come," said Irani, the Minister for Information and Broadcasting, while speaking at an interactive session here.
"I think the true mettle of the man will be discovered by the people if he ever gets on to a debating platform. The 2.0 (Rahul Gandhi) should come on a platform. Pick anybody from the BJP, any stage, anywhere in the country (for the debate). Then see how much strength that 2.0 has," she added.