Zee News has announced a special series, ‘Neta Tumhi Ho Kal Ke’, which will be aired from June 18, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. The programme will showcase various personal and professional aspects of some of the young and upcoming politicians of India – their family and educational background, lifestyle, value system and, without pressing the point, their vision of a resurgent India.
Indian political parties are beset with the problem of an aging leadership. The cry for young blood at the top has been raised in almost all political parties. India has a crop of dynamic young MPs, who are well educated, coming from diverse backgrounds and have their heads firmly on their shoulders.
Commenting on the launch of the programme, Laxmi Narain Goel, Director – Zee News Ltd, said, “Zee News, in its endeavour to update its viewers with the current trend in politics, presents ‘Neta Tumhi Ho Kal Ke’, which will feature the crème de la crème of young politicians who are marked by imagination, initiative, and readiness to undertake new projects.”
Well-known journalist Dileep Padgaonkar will be hosting and anchoring the show. The duration of the programme would be of 30 minutes and have different segments like ‘Sabse Mast Khushi Meri’ (childhood), ‘Kasauti’ (Turning Point), ‘Chahta Hun’ (Aspirations), ‘Kya Bhulun Kya Yaad Karun’ (Reminiscences), ‘Chalte Chalte’ (Rapid fire round), ‘Ek Baat Aur’ (Reflections of an elderly politician).
Some of the prominent names to feature in this show include Jyotiraditya Scindia, Omar Abdullah, Navin Jindal and Milind Deora to name a few. The programme will also cover young politicians like Dharmendra Yadav, who got elected at the age of 25 years and three months, the youngest in the history of Indian Parliament. Effort has been made to select MPs representing as many regions of the country as possible and representing nearly all the major political parties. The programme would also feature leaders like Kiren Rijiju, young parliamentarian from the North-East, who is only 35 years old.
The programme will also focus on the memories, background, values inculcated, interests, influence of teachers, relatives and friends, and good and bad times.