Vijay TV unveils election agenda

MUMBAI: Time for some more elections specials. Adding to the 14th general election special air time is Vijay TV's newest show Makkal Yaar Pakkam.

A daily chat show, which airs Monday to Friday at 9:00 pm, promises to keep an hawks eye on the election proceedings in Tamil Nadu.

Launched on 1 March, the show is touted as the only unbiased voice in Tamil Nadu. According to a company release, the show anchored by "Rajdeep Sardesai of Tamil Nadu" Gopinath and South television actor Shalini is a definitive, unbiased, opinionated, critical, incisive, yet light hearted coverage of 2004 Elections.

In his career span as a journalist, Gopinath has interviewed politicians and bureaucrats, while Shalini is quite well known for her realistic portrayal in the show Salanam. With help of a generous dose of celebrity inputs, the election special is designed to get to the root of the election issue. Every episode will be divided into five segments namely:

Unghal Thogudhi: The segment will present a fact file of a constituency and a panel will discuss the constituency

Unghal Vetpaalar: In this section the anchors will talk about a candidate profile, his history, crime record if any, and wealth verification. While the national award winning director Cheran, in his special programme Cherans corner, will meet the people in each constituency and inquire about their needs and demands. Later on a panel will discuss the profile of candidates.

Vaakuridhi: After the candidates have put forth their election manifesto and their promises and they will be cross-questioned on the level of awareness of people real needs. This section also includes debate between two leaders of opposing political parties.

Vetri Yaarukku?: While in this segment, the channel will present the shots of the campaign on the street. They will feature the voices and the opinions of the people. The show also features fortune corner with astrologers predicting the outcome of the elections and as usual expert panel will be discussing the entire segment.

Ivarghalin Paarvai: This section will tackle the issues pertaining elections. Besides experts views and comments, the panel will analyse the results of the on ground survey of each constituency. The section consist of an open forum discussion along with fact files (90-120 sec). Amongst the Issues discussed in this segment will be rights and powers of MP's, rights of the people, importance of voting, and role of film stars in politics over the ages. The segment will also include interviews with the political candidate's family, information about independent campaigns, swings in allegiance and a snippet called Yesterday vs Today , comprising humorous moments in politics.

Besides the programme will also feature the face of the week, a hard talk interview with the leaders of leading political parties in Tamil Nadu. Every week one leader of likes of Dr J Jayalalitha, DR M K Karunanidhi, Vai Ko, DR Ramadoss, GK Vaasan will be profiled.


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