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CNN-News18 and News18 India bring special programming for Karnataka election

Along with launching special programmes for the assembly elections, the two channels will also have special episodes of the existing shows

As Karnataka prepares for assembly elections, CNN-News18 and News18 India have linedup exclusive programming focusing on the battle between the BJP and the Congress to keep the viewers updated with all the developments on ground.

‘Battle for Karnataka’, the programming on CNN-News18, will not just comprise election-specific programming such as Poll of Polls, Reporters Project and Campaign Trail.


It will also include special episodes of the existing primetime shows Viewpoint, Face-Off Tonight and News Epicentre hosted by Executive Editor BhupendraChaubey, Deputy Executive Editor Zakka Jacob and Political Editor MaryaShakil, respectively, right from Ground Zero, featuring local voices reflecting issues impacting people’s choices.

The channel has also launched a campaign ‘#VoiceOfBengaluru’ for its viewers to encourage the people of Bengaluru to voice their issues.


Through ‘SabseBadaDangal’, News18 India will delve into all aspects of the election, from daily election bulletin to audience-based debates, which will have national and regional leaders discussing state-level issues and promises made by political parties.

The channel’s existing show ‘BhaiyajiKahin’, an on-ground show providing a platform to voters to interact with their leaders will telecast a host of special episodes from across the state.


On counting day, the programming on CNN-News18 and News18 India will keep a close track of the results and analyse their implications in detail.

Continuing the legacy of showcasing the elections exclusively, the team of anchors and reporters along with analysts will be covering the campaigns of both national parties on ground until counting day and government formation.


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Shreya Malik



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