'Rajya Sabha' TV to be launched soon

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Chandigarh, Sep 20: Don't be surprised if you find 'Rajya Sabha' channel in your television, the next time you are surfing. After the success of Speaker Somnath Chatterjee's brainchild, Lok Sabha TV, there are plans to start a seperate channel for 'Rajya Sabha'. "A decision to have a separate television channel for Rajya Sabha will be taken shortly," said Secretary General of Rajya Sabha, V K Agnihotri, at the conference of secretaries of legislative bodies in India. Both the channels will, however, "function under one control and will have one CEO", he said.

Earlier, his counterpart from the Lok Sabha, P D T Achary told the conference that the Lok Sabha TV Channel, a brainchild of Speaker Somnath Chatterjee that was started two years ago, has been attracting large viewership since then.

"During the deliberations on Motion of Confidence on July 21 and July 22 this year, the TRP rating of this channel was at an all time high, leaving much behind even the popular entertainment channels," Achary said.


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