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Question time for PM on TV

IANS  New Delhi, February 15, 2011
First Published: 11:33 IST(15/2/2011) | Last Updated: 10:51 IST(16/2/2011)

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet editors of TV channels on Wednesday to field questions on a wide range of issues ahead of the budget session of Parliament beginning next week, officials said on Tuesday.

Singh will meet TV editors at his official 7 Race Course residence on Wednesday morning.

The conference will be covered live by state-run Doordarshan from 10:30 am onwards.

The sources said that the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) was working out the modalities of the telecast. Permission to allow private TV channels to bring in their cameras was under consideration.

The other possibility for private channels, the sources said, is to get the feed recorded by Doordarshan.

The media conference that comes in the wake of a number of corruption scams is significant as it comes in the backdrop of several allegations of financial irregularities, including in the allocation of spectrums of 2G spectrum.

The media interaction in New Delhi comes after a similar exercise on September 6, 2010, after the stormy monsoon session, when Singh met editors of the print media.

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