MUMBAI: Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi has taken a leaf out of Mamta Banerjee’s 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”.
Apparently, 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.
"The television channels had sensationalised, exaggerated the ULFA bandh episode, and they ignored the good side of that day,” he said.
Appreciating Banerjee’s 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."
He regretted that the private TV channels keep ignoring the government‘s “success stories”.
"Our proposed channel will stress on disseminating correct information of our policies and programmes of education, health and agriculture sector," he said.
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