India No Confidence Debate

  • Event Start: 16th May 2019, 8:30pm
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This House Has No Confidence in Modi’s Government


From growing concerns of intolerance amongst minorities to reinvigorating India’s position on the global stage, Prime Minister Modi’s tenure has been divisive.  For far too long, the Oxford Union has approached debating Indian affairs through a predominantly colonial lens.  Now, as the world's largest democracy heads into a general election, the time has come to assess whether or not the Modi government has failed its people


Speakers in Proposition:

  • Salman Khurshid  :  Having served as an MP, as well as Minister of External Affairs, Law & Justice, and Minority Affairs for the Government of India, he has been involved with the Indian National Congress Party since the early 19680s.
  • Yogendra Yadav  :  An academic and politician, he is currently the President of Swaraj India.  Yadav was a member of the National Executive of the Aam Aadmi Party until his ousting in 2015
  • Prashant Bhushan  :  A public interest lawyer in the Supreme Court of India, he helped in the formation of the Swaraj Abhiyan

Speakers in Opposition:

  • Janhavi Dadarkar  :  Dadarkar is a British-Indian financial consultant and CEO of Maiora Consulting.  She serves as Director of the Europe India Forum
  • Gurcharan Das  :  An author, commentator and former CEO of Proctor & Gamble India, he has published a number of books relating to economics and politics in India, including the international best seller India Unbound


Prior to this debate, the Emergency Debate will be held at 7.45pm on a motion to be decided at this week's Consultative Committee