Mumbai: Sansad TV, a new channel created by merging the Lok Sabha TV and the Rajya Sabha TV, will be launched by prime minister Narendra Modi on September 15, according to a report by PTI.
Along with PM Modi, the channel launch will be attended by vice president M Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla at a function in the parliament building, said the report.
Retired IAS officer and former textile ministry secretary Ravi Capoor has been appointed as chief executive officer of the channel while the joint secretary in the Lok Sabha secretariat Manoj Arora is the OSD.
Congress leader Karan Singh, economist Bibek Debroy, Niti Aayog chief executive officer Amitabh Kant, and advocate Hemant Batra will host different shows on the channel.
The content on the channel will cover subjects such as democratic ethos and institutions of the country. Karan Singh will host a show on different religions, Bibek Debroy on history and Amitabh Kant on ‘Transformation of India’, SAARCLAW vice president Batra will host a show on legal matters. Principal economic advisor to the finance ministry Sanjeev Sanyal will host a show on the economy and esteemed endocrinologist Dr Ambrish Mithai will moderate a show on health issues.
When Parliament is in session, Sansad TV will have two channels that will broadcast the proceedings of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha simultaneously.