MUMBAI: Cable TV digitisation in two of the four metros singled
out for rollout by 31 October could face stormy political
opposition. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, recently
withdrawing support from the Congress-led UPA government,
has begun to roar against forcible introduction of digital
set-top boxes (STBs) for any kind of TV viewing which she
believes will hurt the poor.
at a rally in New Delhi, Banerjee said: "Our poor people
will be ruined. They should have evolved some mechanism for
this. What was the need for this decision for making mandatory
the use of STBs?"
was holding her first public rally in the national capital
opposing the government's policies, including FDI (foreign
direct investment) in retail.