CNN-IBN to launch 'Battle for the North-East'

CNN-IBN to launch 'Battle for the North-East'


MUMBAI: CNN-IBN is launching a new series Battle for North-East on the polls of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya. The week-long series will provide election updates and stories on the three states regularly on the newswheel on CNN-IBN accompanied by special coverage on polling and counting days.

For this, the news channel has tied-up with The Shillong Times, an English newspaper from Meghalaya, for the local coverage.

The series will focus on the opinion of the people about their sense of alienation, their desire for mainstreaming, their view of the rest of the country, and a reality-check of the changing social trends of the state.

CNN-IBN and IBN 7 editor-in-chief Rajdeep Sardesai said, “The upcoming elections in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland will be imperative in deciding the political stability of the region in the time to come. CNN-IBN will closely follow the entire process from the pre-polling to the ballot counting and provide the viewers comprehensive analysis on the same. In other words, ‘Battle for North-East’ will be India’s window into northeast India.”