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Aaj Tak organises political conclave ‘Panchayat Aaj Tak’

MUMBAI: Hindi news channel Aaj Tak is organising its biggest political conclave on the 2014 general elections, titled ‘Panchayat Aaj Tak’. The day-long conclave will be held on 13 February in New Delhi.

The gathering of political personalities, bureaucrats, decision makers, ministers and parliamentarians will discuss the strategies and probabilities associated with the upcoming 2014 general elections. They will share their thoughts and game plan for the upcoming elections in front of a live audience.

Some of the personalities participating in the conclave include various ministers of the ruling party like Sachin Pilot, Manish Tewari, Jairam Ramesh and Sushil Kumar Shinde, along with prominent leaders of the opposition parties such as Ravi Shankar Prasad, Arun Jaitley and Nitin Gadkari.

India Today Group CEO Ashish Bagga said, “It is a matter of great honour for all of us to announce ‘Panchayat Aaj Tak’, as general elections are around the corner. Through this conclave, we would not only highlight the major issues that will impact the elections but will also seek answers from those who claim people’s support.”

The conclave will also shed light on the viability of a third-front government in the upcoming elections with the presence of regional party leaders like Laloo Prasad Yadav, Sharad Yadav, Yogendra Yadav, Ramgopal Yadav, Sitaram Yechury and more.

Youth energy will be added to the conclave by Anurag Thakur, Aditya Thackeray, Dharmendra Yadav and Kumar Vishwas. The political gathering will also bring together activists and actor-turned-politicians to share their role in the elections, which include Shabana Azmi, Kirron Kher, Kiran Bedi, Mamta Sharma, Kavita Krishnan, Raju Srivastava, Nagma and Manoj Tiwari.

Digvijaya Singh, Amit Shah, Arvinder Singh Lovely, Smriti Irani and Manish Sisodhia will also be seen sharing their party’s strategies for the general elections 2014.

‘Panchayat Aaj Tak’ will commence with a discussion on ‘Race for the Prime Minister’s Seat’, followed by a session on ‘Corruption’, finally tackling the most essential issue ‘Inflation’.

The second half of the day will feature a session on ‘New Stars of Politics’, which will be followed by a discussion on the probability of the UPA coming in for the third straight term in the session ‘Will UPA Make a Hat-trick?’.