Shashi Tharoor and Priyanka Chaturvedi to appear in new roles in Sansad TV

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor and Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi may have been answering questions of journalists till now, but now they too will be seen asking questions. These two leaders will host separate programs for the newly launched Parliament TV. Shashi Tharoor’s show is titled ‘To the Point’ in which he will question various celebrities, while Priyanka will be seen hosting an event titled ‘Meri Kahaani’, in which women members of Parliament will share their journey of life with him.

When asked about this, Shashi Tharoor said, “I had interviewed Michael Douglas (Hollywood actor) and many other celebrities for UN Television. So I can definitely claim that I have experience as an anchor. But it will definitely be a new change for me that instead of answering questions, people have to ask questions.

Priyanka said, “It is an interesting place because you will have control over the discourse here… you can ask the guests any questions you want.” On Parliament TV, economist Vivek Debroy, government’s principal economic advisor Sanjeev Sanyal and NITI Aayog’s chief CEO Amitabh Kant will also be seen hosting different events.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla launched Sansad TV on Wednesday. This new channel has been started by merging Lok Sabha TV and Rajya Sabha TV. According to officials, sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan is among the guests who will be seen on Tharoor’s show. Indian classical dancer Sonal Man Singh will attend Priyanka’s show as a guest.

Priyanka’s program will focus on the journey of women MPs
Tharoor, Lok Sabha member from Thiruvananthapuram and head of Parliament’s Standing Committee on Information Technology, said, “The program is designed in such a way that it will touch on the depths and tasks of life and will not have conflicting questions and answers, but simple and Sahaj dialogue style will be visible.” Priyanka, a Rajya Sabha member from Maharashtra, said her program would focus on the journey of women MPs to Parliament and asked about the balance between personal life and parliamentary work. He says that in this program, not about political parties, it will be about women MPs.