With most of the political parties having their own TV channels, could the revolutionaries fall behind? The CPI is now toying with the idea of having a TV news channel of its own, it is reported.
Senior leader Chada Venkat Reddy said that the party did not take an official decision but had plans to start a channel in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh — all in regional languages.
CPI state secretary Narayana confirmed that they have discussed about setting up of a TV channel in the four southern states but it will take some more time for all the details to be worked out. There are also rumors that the State BJP has also floated the idea of setting up a TV channel, but BJP national leader Venkaiah Naidu was of the opinion that they must be in touch with all the TV channels and make use of them for the party publicity rather than setting up a channel for the party.
The CPI and its quarreling cousin, CPM, has regional newspapers in the south. However, newspapers have limited reach and are struggling to compete with other newspapers.