Lucknow: TV9 Bharatvarsh, the Hindi News channel from TV9 Network, held the latest edition of its successful political summit series ‘Satta Sammelan – Uttar Pradesh’ in Lucknow.
The Summit has already set the agenda as the platform where leaders across political parties gather to debate and share their vision ahead of the elections.
The Summit held on 27th January saw the biggest names in UP politics on one stage with the presence of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister – Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Chief Minister, Keshav Prasad Maurya, Deputy DM Dinesh Sharma, Samjawadi Party President and former CM Akhilesh Yadav, Apna Dal’s Anupriya Patel, AIMIM President, Asaduddin Owaisi, along with other distinguished speakers across party lines.
Addressing and deliberating upon a range of topics in the political space, the leaders expressed their opinions on issues deciding the political future of the state. The Summit saw politicians field questions from the invited audience on key challenges for the state.
Speaking on Ayodhya, Yogi Adityanath, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, said “Our government got the identity of Ayodhya back. I don’t go to Ayodhya for elections. I always go to Ayodhya out of faith, not politics”. Speaking on Mathura, he added, “If a mistake has been made somewhere in an outrageous way, then time will also rectify it. Every injustice has its retribution with time”.
Critiquing the performance of the government, former Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav said, “What is the condition of the health sector today, where are we in poverty and hunger, where do we stand in corruption? If anyone is eating the economy of our country, then it is China. We have to be careful with China in terms of economy and borders. BJP should tell where our manufacturing industry has reached and how much we are importing from China?.”
Responding to the issue of Muslims being seen as a vote bank by political parties in the state, Asaduddin Owaisi, President, AIMIM said, “’I want to say that Muslims should vote for their future and not for just for making any party win. They need to vote after thinking.’”
Sharing his opinion on the latest edition of this summit, Barun Das, CEO, TV9 Network said, “The ‘Satta Sammelan’ proposition has grown from strength to strength drawing on valuable insights of top leaders who have chosen this platform to air their vision for voters. The latest edition lived up to its promise with most influential political voices in the state making a profound statement about their vision for voters. The platform has thus come about to be recognized as a means for voters to be able to exercise an informed decision during the election time.”