Shweta Jha (Aaj Tak), Devender Prashar (India TV) are best anchor, reporter
On Sunday, our media monitoring team found the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, who addressed an election rally in Sitapur, to be the most covered face while Shweta Jha of Aaj Tak was the best anchor and Devender Prashar of India TV the best reporter of the day. In terms of speed of breaking news, Aaj Tak was the fastest.
Most Covered Face
During her rally in Sitapur, BSP leader Mayawati addressed the BJP and took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She also spoke about the alliance between the Congress and the Samajwadi Party (SP), saying it had come about due to political necessity. She said that Shivpal Yadav supporters in the SP could hurt the Akhilesh Yadav supporters. She said: “PM khud sheeshe ke ghar mein rehte hain, unhe dusron ke ghar par pathar nahin chalana chahiye.” She said that if the BJP wins, reservation will be done away with. The BSP was ready to fight the BJP, she said, pointing out that 90 percent of the population still faced problems because of demonetisation. She said that in case of a BJP victory, crime will rise and the populace will be affected. She urged voters to vote for her party.
Shweta Jha of Aaj Tak provided a detailed report about the terrorist encounter in Jammu & Kashmir’s Kulgam. Soliders attacked the terrorists, killing four of them. Three soldiers also lost their lives. The anchor presented the story gravely, with suitable voice modifications.
Reporter Devender Prashar of India TV had a refreshing story amid election coverage. In a village in Pilibhit, villagers are coping with a maneater who enters the village after nightfall daily. The reporter related the issue to the ongoing election and described how there is no minister to come to the terrified villagers’ aid. One operation to tackle the problem failed when the tiger took refuge in a sugarcane field. As many as 60,000 people are affected.
In Kupwara district, J&K, an encounter occurred between terrorists and soldiers in Nupara village in which four terrorists were killed and arms and ammunition recovered. Search operation on
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