Trinamool Congress plans own TV news channel

Friday, 31 December 2010, 05:10 Hrs
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Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress will launch its own television news channel to counter "the false propaganda" of West Bengal's ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), party chief Mamata Banerjee said here Thursday.

The channel will be called "Maa Mati Manus".

"Unlike the CPI-M, we don't have any television news channel to take our views before the public. We will launch our own channel through which we will counter the CPI-M's false allegations. The channel will telecast the truth and air the views of the common people," Banerjee, also the railway minister, said while addressing a rally here at Dum Dum.

Lambasting channels which propagate the agenda of the communists, she said: "Only a few channels sometimes try to broadcast the truth. So we will launch our own channel - Maa Mati Manus - which will telecast the facts."

Maa Mati Manus (mother, soil and people) is a catchy Trinamool Congress slogan which Banerjee coined at the height of her anti-farmland acquisition agitation in Singur and Nandigram in the state.
Source: IANS
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