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Aaj Tak launches political show ‘Aandolan’

MUMBAI: TV Today Group’s Hindi news channel Aaj Tak is launching a political show ‘Aandolan’ that will highlight the biggest movements that changed the face of Indian politics in the country.

The special feature will chronologically highlight the major movements and revolutions that proved to be a milestone in the Indian political scenario and changed the course of it. The one hour show will go on-air from 18 January and will occupy the primetime slot of 8 pm.

Aandolan will be a weekly anchor-based show to be narrated by veteran Bollywood actor Om Puri. It will have a unique set-up carrying footage of historical relevance to add originality to it while making it more interesting and closer to reality.

It will showcase all key movements in Indian politics like the ‘JP Movement’ started by Loknayak Jaiprakash Narayan in 1970 which gave a totally different direction to Indian politics, The ‘Mandal Movement’ of 1990 (Aarakshan) around the reservation divide and the ‘Kamandal Movement’ (Ram Mandir) concerning the communal tension in Ayodhya on the construction of the Ram Mandir.

Revealing interesting facts and stories, it will also narrate the unheard tales bringing to fore the heroes of these revolutions and their impact on the country.

In addition, it will focus on significant developments of the recent times including the ‘Lokpal Movement’ started by Anna Hazare in 2011 followed by the ‘Aam Aadmi Movement’, where Arvind Kejriwal fought on the plank of a corruption free Delhi, and the ‘Nirbhaya Andolan’ for which the whole country came together in huge numbers.