NDTV has kicked off its special youth conclave, featuring celebrities, leaders and influencers ranging from Aamir Khan, Kajol, Tejashwi Yadav, Baba Ramdev, Akhilesh Yadav, Vinesh Phogat, Neeraj Chopra and many others. The conclave will begin with Akhilesh Yadav speaking on his journey in politics ‘From Ladka to Bhatija’ to NDTV’s Ravish Kumar. This will be followed by a debate, ‘Gen Next On 2019’ which will feature college party leaders like Ankiv Baisoya, President of Delhi University’s Students Union and Raghav Chadha, AAP’s National Spokesperson.
Baba Ramdev will take the stage next and speak on his rise to become ‘The Yogi Billionaire’. Kajol will speak to NDTV’s Anjilee Istwal on her journey from a ‘New Age Heroine To New Age Mom’. Tejashwi Yadav will chime in next on ‘Politics, Nitich Chacha and the Modi Juggernaut’.
Abhishek Bachchan will share the stage with India’s leading sportsmen, Amit Panghal, Dutee Chand, Neeraj Chopra and Vinesh Phogat.
Aamir Khan will speak to Ravish Kumar on ‘Redefining Superstardom’.
Badshah will conclude the evening with a rendition of his song…
Here are the LIVE Updates from NDTV’s youth conclave, NDTV Yuva:
“To save his constituency, PM had to stay in Varanasi for three days. To just save his constituence,” Akhilesh Yadav said.
“There are forces that can’t stand me. I will thank the BJP and RSS. They called me backward. But I ask them can they show somebody who built such a great expressway, distribute 18 lakh laptops?,” Akhilesh Yadav said.
“Our expressway was probed thrice. There was a minister who kept walking around with a spade,” he added.
“They say they want to clean the Ganga. How can they do it? Their intent is not clean,” Akhilesh Yadav says. “The SP cleaned the Gomti river,” he added, saying the Yamuna River should be cleaned first.
“It’s not true we don’t have a Muslim leadership.”
“All of social media is now against the BJP,” Akhilesh Yadav tell NDTV’s Ravish Kumar.
If you keep the youth fighting among themselves for religion and caste, they will not ask for jobs and income, says Akhilesh Yadav. That’s their plan.
We will choose our leader (of the grand alliance) after the elections. We have to stop the BJP. If we can stop the BJP in UP, we can stop them in all of India.
When PM Modi reached to Lucknow while looking for black money, he did not find any but he did end up meeting Amar Singh uncle.
If we (SP) have to take the backseat in the grand alliance, we are prepared. We have to defeat the prevailing forces that are dividing us.
They create a divide between us based on religion, caste. That is why I am against them, says Akhilesh Yadav.
“These are the people who did not raise the Indian flag for 70 years,” Akhilesh Yadav told NDTV’s Ravish Kumar.
Samajwadi Party lost because the RSS misled people, says Akhilesh Yadav. Not just our parties, but to save the country, we have to stay away from the RSS.
Akhilesh Yadav, on stage, says:
50 years, he said too much.
If I keep cycling, watch after my health, I may live that long.
People who are saying they will rule for 50 years will hardly be around that long.
Forget 50 years, people will give their verdict in 50 weeks.
We envision a youth that questions, seeks answers and questions again, says Ravish Kumar.
It is a dangerous time for democracy when you don’t want to think or understand but just follow blindly, he added.