New Delhi: Termed as the big battle between the BJP and the Congress ahead of the General Election in 2019, the upcoming Assembly Election in Karnataka are witnessing high-decibel campaigns from both the parties. As the southern state prepares for the Elections, CNN-News18 and News18 India have lined-up exclusive programming focusing on the blazing battle to keep the viewers updated with all the developments on ground.
‘Battle for Karnataka’, the programming on CNN-News18, will not only comprise of election specific programming such as Poll of Polls, Reporters Project, Campaign Trail but will also include special episodes of primetime shows – Viewpoint, Face-Off Tonight, and News Epicentre hosted by Executive Editor Bhupendra Chaubey, Deputy Executive Editor Zakka Jacob and Political Editor Marya Shakil, respectively, right from Ground Zero, featuring local voices reflecting issues impacting people’s choices. The channel has also launched a campaign ‘#VoiceOfBengaluru’ for its viewers which aims to encourage the people of Bengaluru to voice their issues.
Through ‘Sabse Bada Dangal’, News18 India will delve into all aspects of the election – from daily election bulletin to audience-based debates, which will have national and regional leaders discussing state level issues and promises made by political parties; from extensive coverage of the polling day to poll of polls. The channel’s popular show ‘Bhaiyaji Kahin’, an on ground show providing a platform to voters to interact with their leaders, will telecast a host of special episodes from across the state.
On Counting Day, the programming on CNN-News18 and News18 India will keep a close track of the results and analyse the implications of the same in detail. Continuing the legacy of showcasing the elections exclusively, the team of anchors and reporters along with analysts will be covering the campaigns of both national parties on-ground until Counting Day and government formation.