Zee Bangla to air Kolkata election 'Verdict 2005'

MUMBAI: It is all about election coverage! Zee Bangla, entertainment channel would have a show Verdict 2005, live coverage of the Kolkata municipal corporation polling.

The channel will provide a live coverage on 19 June, the polling day at 8 am to 11 am, 12:30 pm to 6:30 pm and 10 pm to 11:30 pm. On 21 June, the counting day, 7:30 am to 1:30 pm and 14 pm to 6:30 pm.

In a statement issued, for the two days of polling and counting, Zee Bangla will be only airing information and updates on the election scenario. The channel aims at providing intensive coverage on elections like a news channel.

A team of 26 correspondents from Zee Bangla and Zee News will be covering 141 wards in Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) with 2942 booths, 23 wards in Salt lake Municipality with 97 booths and 24 wards in Uttarpara Municipality with 83 booths.

22 Booths in KMC, 15 Booths at Saltlake, 13 Booths at Uttarpara will be constantly monitored as sensitive. The media release also adds that the moods and reactions will be telecast live from 15 Counting Centers in KMC, 1 at Saltlake and 1 at Uttarpara.

There will be direct telecast from sensitive polling booths. The reactions of the party workers at the party offices will be shown to television audiences.

Zee Bangla business head J.K.Ray said, This is the first time Zee Bangla is covering elections and we are ensuring that the viewer gets detailed information. There will be a round the clock analysis with an anchor, psephologist, celebrity guest and 2 arch political rivals. We are sure Verdict 2005 will bring the best live election coverage to our viewers.

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