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CNN-IBN and IBN7 bring Poll Verdict

Comprehensive counting day coverage from Gujarat & Himachal Pradesh begins at 7 am on December 20

December 19, 2012:

With voting for the assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh now over, people across the nation are awaiting the final verdict. As part of its ‘Battle for the States’ initiative, CNN-IBN brings to its viewers ‘Counting Day special’ - a programme that promises to keep you hooked to the political drama as results emerge from the two states.

A formidable team of journalists led by Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-in-Chief, CNN-IBN, IBN7 & IBN Lokmat, will give the viewers the most comprehensive and precise coverage leading up to the final verdict. They will be joined by the finest team of experts, who will analyse all the updates and emerging trends. The experts will include political analyst Swapan Dasgupta; Manini Chatterjee, National Editor, The Telegraph; Kumar Ketkar, Chief Editor, Dainik Divya Marathi; economist Lord Meghnad Desai; author-columnist Aakar Patel; Sheela Bhatt, Political Editor, Rediff.com; Siddharth Varadarajan, Editor, The Hindu; and political analyst Yogendra Yadav, Member, Aam Aadmi Party.

To catch the Counting Day special programming, tune in to CNN–IBN on December 20, 7 am onwards.


Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-in-Chief, CNN-IBN, IBN7 and IBN-Lokmat, said, “With this special programming on the outcome of the assembly election in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, our aim is to reflect the voters’ sentiments, their desire for change, and their hope of seeing a better-governed state”

IBN7 brings a special counting day programming under Mera Vote Meri Sarkar, which will give its viewers the most credible reporting on the outcome of these elections.

The editorial team will be joined by some of India’s best minds in politics to discuss the verdict and bring exclusive updates as the results unfold all day. The day-long coverage will continue to get reactions from political parties, compare data with the last assembly elections and also discuss the gains and losses for all political parties.

To catch this special programming, tune in to IBN7 on December 20, 2012, 7 am onwards.


Ashutosh, Managing Editor, IBN7 said, “The verdict on the counting day is the most awaited news. So, IBN7, continuing in its endeavour to provide the latest news updates, will get the best minds together to provide its viewers with an in-depth analysis leading up to the revelation of the winning party.”


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