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MUMBAI: Reinforcing the commitment of bringing the most comprehensive reportage of the General Elections, News18 India has further lined-up extensive and diverse weekend programming for its viewers. Comprising of channel’s renowned shows, the programming aims to bring not only up-to-the-minute updates but also cover substantive issues related to the elections.

Extending the umbrella branding ‘Sabse Bada Dangal’, News18 India present special on-ground episodes of its popular shows- Lapete Mein Netaji, Desh ko Jawab Do and Ye Desh Hai Hamara. Featuring renowned Hindi poets, Lapete Mein Netaji is based on a ‘hasya kavi sammelan’ format featuring top politicians, bringing humor and sarcasm to the serious political discourse. Recently, the show travelled to Varanasi where it witnessed presence of popular Hindi poets and satirists like Damdar Banarasi, Chirag Jain, Pratap Singh Faujdar and Gaurav Chauhan along with political leaders - Kaushlesh Singh of BJP; Lalitesh Pati Tripathi of Congress and Manoj Rai Dhoopchandi of SP.

Bringing top newsmakers across leading political parties on a single platform, channel’s intense debates place audience and their issues at the heart of their reportage. Taking the discussions on-ground to enhance engagement, News18 India recently telecast a special episode of Desh Ko Jawab Do from Lucknow. The debate featured top local politicians such as Rakesh Tripathi of BJP; Surendra Rajput of Congress and Anurag Bhadoria of SP, wherein they discussed the key concerns and mood of the voters in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Along with fierce debates, the channel is also showcasing in-depth profiling of top newsmakers of every week like PM Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi to name a few, through special election episodes of the show ‘Poster’. With wide-ranging and incisive programming throughout the week, News18 India aims to provide an unparalleled access to its viewers during the world’s largest democratic exercise.

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