The series will include special programming which will delve into all aspects of the elections from general news to expert views, hot issues to debates, pre-poll surveys to post poll results and much more from the poll bound states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa.
‘Battle for the States’ with its special programming will give precise and incisive reports directly from the poll front . Election News Segment: This includes daily election news updates from the five states going to polls.
Battle for the States Specials: This includes special documentaries on each weekend covering key over-arching issues around the elections in the poll bound states.Date & Time – Every Sat @ 9:30 PM
Follow the Leader: The four episodes will showcase a day in the life of key personalities from different political arena. Show me the Money: A segment in the newswheel, which will showcase the net worth of key candidates filing nominations in the five states.
Election Debates: The show will feature audience style debates between the main leaders of the parties in the fray for Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.Post Poll Findings: The show will be a detailed analysis of post poll findings commissioned through CSDS in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Punjab and Goa.
Counting Day Special Programming: The showdown episode will feature panel of special guests throughout the day sharing their poll prediction and analysis on the counting day.
Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor in chief, CNN-IBN said, “These elections are widely being tipped as the semi-finals of the Lok-Sabha Polls in 2014. CNN-IBN has been preferred choice during elections and this year as well with ‘Battle for the States’ we plan to bring forward a comprehensive and credible coverage report on upcoming assembly elections.”