When, in India, did we hear these kinds of views from any political leader fighting elections, before? And he actually talks about freedom of expression, so casually like it’s the most obvious thing in a democracy. Like Democracy is not possible without free speech. He says,
I may disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Do watch this interview (in Hindi).
Hoping to breach the Amethi ‘citadel’ (he points out that there should be no citadels in Democracy), Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas challenged Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to a debate.
At 17.20 in the video he says that while his views are ‘Nationalist’, party colleague Prashant Bhushan is Leftist, and Arvind Kejriwal is more of a Centrist, they all still respect each other, and he may disagree with them, but he would defend to death their right to disagree.
He explained why he has decided to fight from Amethi.
“The question is, Dimple Yadav, an inexperienced contestant, was elected unopposed from Kannauj Lok Sabha seat in the by-poll election in 2012. Why doesn’t BJP field a good contestant against her? It’s a big power club.”
Another link: The party spokesperson said the Aam Aadmi Party will field candidates against Congress president and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi from Rae Bareli and Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav in Mainpuri. http://ibnlive.in.com/news/aap-to-contest-uttar-pradeshs-all-80-lok-sabha-seats/444016-3-242.html
Updated to add: I am aware that I will find myself disagreeing with him (and others) on several issues – but this is one issue on which I do agree.