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Aaj Tak set to organise ‘Panchayat Aaj Tak’ in UP

The event begins on 6 August at 10 AM in Lucknow.

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New Delhi: Aaj Tak has announced the latest edition of its conclave – Panchayat Aaj Tak’  – scheduled to begin in Lucknow on Friday.

The event starting at 10 AM will feature debates and discussions on various burning issues surrounding UP politics ahead of the state assembly elections due early next year.

Several leaders from the ruling BJP government Iand from other parties like the Indian National Congress, Aam Aadmi Party, BSP, and the SP will be in attendance as speakers discussing the dynamics of civic development, electoral politics, religion, minority representation, and arts and culture in the state of Uttar Pradesh, the network said in a statement.

The conclave will also see a host of sessions, starting with “Kaun Banega Mukhya Mantri? (Who Will Be the chief minister?)” led by the deputy chief minister of UP Keshav Prasad Maurya, moving to multi-party panel discussions like “Kaun Jaat Ho? (What’s Your Caste?)” with leaders from the BJP, Congress and the SP.

Current cabinet minister, Satish Mahana will take a session on civic planning such as “Expressway ki Ganga”. Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav will lead a session titled “UP Mein Khela Hoi”. Bhartiya Kisan Union spokesperson Rakesh Tikait,will be talking in the session named “Jaat Khadi Karega Khaat!”

Bhim Army president Chandrashekhar Azad Ravan will be heading a session on Dalit vote blocs while AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi along with cabinet minister Sidharth Nath Singh will be talking in a session titled “Chunav Ka Dharam Kaanta”.

The final session of the day will be a keynote speech from chief minister Yogi Adityanath on “Mission 300” and his vision for Uttar Pradesh.

The event is part of Aaj Tak’s effort to bring nuanced debates to the Indian masses, in order for them to comprehend topical issues in an easy-to-access format. The event will be conducted with all Covid-appropriate protocols in place.

The event will be broadcast live on the Aaj Tak channel and live streamed online starting 10 AM.

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