TELLY VI­SION

India Today - - GLASS HOUSE -

Ma­mata Ban­er­jee has a new fan: As­sam Chief Min­is­ter Tarun Go­goi. Much like his West Ben­gal coun­ter­part, Go­goi now plans to launch a TV chan­nel for his gov­ern­ment to present the ‘of­fi­cial’ side of sto­ries. He was an­noyed with the cov­er­age of the ULFA bandh on April 20, the day Prime Min­is­ter Man­mo­han Singh vis­ited Guwa­hati. “The chan­nels cre­ated the im­pres­sion that As­sam is con­trolled by ULFA com­man­der-in-chief Paresh Baruah,” said Go­goi. The Congress party in the state al­ready has an ‘of­fi­cial’ chan­nel in News Live, owned by Riniki Bhuyan Sarma, wife of Health and Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Hi­manta Biswa Sarma, Go­goi’s most trusted man. Clearly, one is not enough.

SAU­RABH Singh/www.in­di­a­to­day­im­ages.com

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