Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi has taken a leaf out of Mamta
Banerjees book. After Didi's announcement about
launching a television channel and a newspaper in West Bengal
to focus on the positive side of things in the state, Gogoi
said the Assam government would soon launch its own television
channel to show the truth.
Gogoi is hurt by the way local television channels in the
state covered the recent 12-hour bandh sponsored by the United
Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) on the day Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh visited Assam.
television channels had sensationalised, exaggerated the ULFA
bandh episode, and they ignored the good side of that day,
Banerjees decision, Gogoi said, "I am following
in her footsteps to highlight our government's achievements.
Having a dedicated TV channel like Lok Sabha TV is important."
regretted that the private TV channels keep ignoring the government's
proposed channel will stress on disseminating correct information
of our policies and programmes of education, health and agriculture
sector," he said.
Banerjee plans to start state-run channel