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TN assembly to have live telecast from January

Chennai, Dec 29(BPNS)

The Tamil Nadu legislative assembly which will hold its next session from January 5th will have live telecast of the question hours. The live telecast of assembly proceedings was an electoral promise of the DMK.

The assembly session will be held at St. George Fort, for the first time since September 2020 when the session was held at Kalaivanar Arangam due to Covid -19.  Chief Minister had already told the assembly during the budget session that live telecast would take place during the January session of the assembly.

It may be noted that live telecast of assembly proceedings, 100 days of session in a year, and reviving the Legislative council are the key promises of the DMK during the elections as far as the legislative assembly was concerned.

The technical team of the legislative assembly is making arrangements at the assembly hall for providing live feed to television channels. Sources in the Tamil Nadu assembly told IANS that to commence with the proceedings of the question hour would be telecast live from January 5th onwards.

The  Tamil Nadu films division officials have recently visited the Parliament house as the Loksabha and Rajyasabha TV’s are providing live feeds to the television channels from the parliament. The team also visited assembly halls of Kerala, Delhi, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Odisha to have a first-hand live experience of the proceedings taking place in these places.

Tamil Nadu legislative assembly officials told IANS that the last day of the session would also be telecast live.

Interestingly the telecast of assembly proceedings would increase the responsibility of legislators as people will be watching the performance of their representatives. Chief Minister had told media persons that this exactly was what he wanted as this would lead to legislators reaching the house with more research and preparations and would answer only after proper studies.