In a big debate, Swami Paripoornananda alleged Kancha Ilaiah as an agent of western countries. He accused Kancha Ilaiah of promoting Christianity in the country and trying to convert Indians into Christians. Countering his allegations, Ilaiah said that speaking to a Christian magazine doesn’t mean that he was promoting Christianity. Kancha Ilaiah insisted Swami Paripoornananda throughout the debate to reveal names of his parents. Paripoornananda has boycotted the debate by saying that Ilaiah has insulted his mother and hurt his feelings.