`Electronic media ignoring CPI poll coverage`
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Last Updated: Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 15:55
  
Lucknow: The Communist Party of India (CPI) on Tuesday demanded setting up of a high-level committee to monitor the electronic media for allegedly ignoring the party in Assembly poll coverage.

The party today filed a complaint with the Election Commission, demanding setting up of the committee comprising a retired justice of the Supreme Court to monitor the contents of TV channels.

"The electronic channels are ignoring CPI's coverage. They are giving weightate to SP, BSP, Congress and BJP only. The channels are giving due coverage to only those parties, which can help them monetarily by giving advertisements unlike CPI," party state secretary Girish said.

He demanded that besides a retired SC justice, the committee should also have a senior member of Press council, retired election commissioner and an independent intellectual person to keep an eye on channels.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 15:55


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