Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress is planning to launch a television news channel soon.
Amid media reports, the channel, to be called Maa Mati Manus (Mother, soil and people), will be launched in order to counter “the false propaganda” of West Bengal's ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M). The announcement was made by Trinamool Congress party chief Mamata Banerjee on Thursday.
“Unlike the CPI-M, we don't have any television news channel to take our views before the public. We will launch our own channel through which we will counter the CPI-M's false allegations. The channel will telecast the truth and air the views of the common people,” Banerjee said while addressing a rally at Dum Dum.
Banerjee further added, “Only a few channels sometimes try to broadcast the truth. So we will launch our own channel - Maa Mati Manus - which will telecast the facts.”
Maa Mati Manus (mother, soil and people) is also Trinamool Congress slogan which Banerjee coined at the height of her anti-farmland acquisition agitation in Singur and Nandigram in the state.