The channel says it plans take the ballot box to the people of
India. An impressive programming schedule and a battery of highly
experienced reporters will ensure a large-sclae coverage of the
Keeping in mind the nature of the elections, viewed as a build-up
to the general election next year, programmes like Singhasan
Ka Semi Final have already started being telecast across its
prime-time news bulletins.
Zee News editor and head of programming, Alka Saxena said, "Through
October and leading up to the elections in November-December, our
reporters will visit each constituency through a special programme
called MLA Ki Class. Reporters will look at the problems
faced by people and the burning issues facing the country this time
around. Zee News plans to cover over 200 constituencies though this
Given the volatile nature of elections, Zee News will be the first
channel to do a weekly poll across four states - Delhi, Madhya Pradesh,
Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. The survey will go back to the people
each week to see if there has been a shift in voting patterns.
A programme called Kaun Kitne Paani Mein will be the ultimate
test for a party/leader. Based on the Zee's concept of Aap Ki
Adalat, this weekly programme will be a rapid fire volley of
questions on a known leader from each state. Netaji Kahin will
look at the people's perspective and will investigate the leaders
performance since the last elections.
Continuing our debate on elections, Zee News will air a daily half-hour
prime time discussion-based programme called Kissa Kursi Ka which
will invite two prominent leaders from opposing political parties.
Once the candidate list is announced, Zee News reporters will be
accompanying prominent leaders on their campaign. Each of these
daily six minuters will be short, crisp, racy and will look at how
different each campaign is.