The new Indian prime minister’s TV schedule tonight: ‘Tempting, challenging, challenging,’ says Modi
By Rahul Bhatia and Nalin ChaudharyPublished: May 18, 2020 08:54:49PMThe Indian prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to announce his television schedule today, which is expected be a challenge to the broadcast industry and to Prime Minister Narendra Tsotamayi-Madde.
The announcement will be made at a function at the National Television Centre in New Delhi.
Modi, who is also the chief minister of Gujarat, is expected today to announce the schedule for his upcoming three-month term.
It is expected that he will announce the television schedule during a speech on the economy and jobs, as he is expected in Gujarat to be on the campaign trail for the 2019 general elections.
The TV schedule is expected for tomorrow morning.
The schedule has not been made public yet, but it will be the first time in Modi’s life that he has announced his schedule publicly.
The Modi government has set aside $5 billion to spend on TV channels, but this is not a big deal for a party which was struggling to fill a television budget for months.
Modi has been the chief ministerial candidate of BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
It was a clear vote-winner, with the Congress losing seats to the BJP and its allies.
Modi is expected now to announce how much he will spend on television channels.
He will have to decide how much TV channels will be free for, and whether they will be distributed across India.
A key point will be whether Modi can cut the number of channels from seven to five.
According to an internal briefing of the prime minister, he will decide on how much the Indian government should spend on channels.
The briefing says that Modi has already decided to cut the budget of the state-owned TV channels by around 50 percent.
As per the government’s decision, TV channels that will be included in the budget will be those that have been bought by the Indian central government, the briefing said.
However, the government may also cut other channels, like Bollywood and Bollywood-owned channel News24.
On the issue of distribution of channels, the budget has already been set at Rs 10,000 crore for the 2017-2018 financial year.
At present, there are around 1,500 TV channels and 2,500 radio stations in India.
India has over 200 million television sets.
Prime Minister Narendra Modis agenda for his term will be focused on job creation, strengthening the economy, development and ensuring job opportunities.
It is expected Modi will announce a television schedule this evening, which will be a test of the television industry.