What do politicians have in their lives apart from politics? Do they really have differences in real life as well? How do they spend their normal life when they don’t have any political commitments? Many have these questions in our minds but no media channel makes an effort to address these questions which might help us connect with the leaders we love on a personal front.
Welcome to Sansad TV that made a dignified entry approximately a month ago which claims to voice the Parliament. While all the other news channels are bothered about Aryan Khan’s bail, Sansad promises to interview two senior Union cabinet ministers in one week.
The channel, set up by merging Lok Sabha TV and Rajya Sabha TV, was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Wednesday. The channel is planning to start off the telecast with Congress’s Shashi Tharoor and Shiv Sena’s Priyanka Chaturvedi’s interviews. It is indeed a good start to go with Opposition leaders.
Former MP and veteran Congress leader Karan Singh will lead a series on religion called Ekam Sat (Truth is One). Officials said that when the House is in session, there will be two platforms of Sansad TV, one to broadcast live proceedings from Lok Sabha and the other from Rajya Sabha.
Around 60 new programs are being planned for the channel, which will focus largely on Parliament and its functioning, besides the role of state legislative bodies and democratic systems in other countries. Speaking at the launch ceremony, Prime Minister Modi expressed the hope that Sansad TV would help MPs conduct themselves better inside the House.