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Amrita TV steps into the ‘War Zone’ for the Lok Sabha elections

18-March-2009
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Amrita TV steps into the ‘War Zone’ for the Lok Sabha elections

Amrita TV has launched ‘War Zone’, an election special programme, which is an analytical survey of the ground situation in each of the 20 Parliamentary constituencies in Kerala, which are due to go to the polls in April. ‘War Zone’ will be telecast Monday-Friday at 5 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 11.30 am.

It is a precise summary from the middle of the election battlefield of the immediate past and imminent future, that gives an objective appraisal of the performance of the sitting MP as well as the key issues likely to affect the constituency during the following five years.

In the first section – ‘What has the MP done’ – the reporter gives an impersonal recap of the MP’s five years in office – of hopes fulfilled, necessities provided, promises reneged on. Then, it is over to the ‘Man Who Matters’, followed by rejoinders from his detractors who pick holes in his claims, prominent personalities who evaluate his performance and the voting public.

The second section – ‘2009-2014’ – looks ahead into the future. The anchor in a deferred live telecast gives an anticipatory preview of the next five years, the individual who will play a decisive role, the development issues the electorate expects to be addressed, and the communal ramifications of reconstituted electoral districts.

‘My Vote’ quizzes the electorate on their choice of candidate, especially the young, who are showing increasing reluctance to approach the ballot box. In a way, this section is a plea to the youth to exercise their franchise. ‘History’, a graphical tailpiece, provides little known historical bonbons and factual gems that round off the programme.

‘War Zone’ aims to be an information-packed half-an-hour from the thick of the fray that fills the viewers in on the complete electoral picture and by tuning in to all frequencies, produces the perfect neutral pitch, which is the hallmark of such evaluative shows.

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