News18 India, the disruptive Hindi news channel of Network18 Group witnessed overwhelming response at its second edition of ‘Chaupal’ which brought together political heavy weights such as Ravi Shankar Prasad, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Ram Madhav, Asauddin Owaisi, Subramanium Swamy, Raman Singh and Rajeev Shukla. Against the backdrop of the ongoing state and civic elections and the 25th anniversary of Babri Masjid issue, ‘Chaupal’ emerged as the ultimate platform to offer audiences a peek into the current political fervor in the country.
Speaking about the success of the event, Joy Chakraborthy, President- Revenue, TV18 and CEO Forbes India said, “I am greatly satisfied with the way we have created and positioned ‘Chaupal’, our flagship property for Hindi news viewing audiences. News18 India which epitomizes the spirit of its motto – ‘Danke ki Chot Par’, is perhaps the only Hindi news channel that has created such a big platform to unite diverse dialogues across the spectrum of our nation under one roof. Chaupal has already become ‘Desh ka Mahamanch’ and it’s a proud moment for our editorial team, our partners for the event and most importantly our viewers who continuously motivate us to raise relevant questions through such forums.”
From new notions of the young political brigade to the ongoing fierce battle in Gujarat for upcoming assembly elections along with burning issue of Ram Mandir, the thought leaders across various fields shared their insights and perspectives.
While #Chaupal was trending throughout the day, the event reached almost 29 million people and generated almost 194 million impressions through posts and live videos on social media. Amongst the audience were politicians and people for entertainment fraternity such as Sambit Patra, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Gaurav Gogoi, Pankaj Singh, Dushyant Chautala, Manoj Bajpayee, Sidharth Malhotra Etc. The event also witnessed one of the first appearances of comedian-actor Kapil Sharma at a public conclave.Prabal Pratap Singh, Consulting Editor, News18 India gave the welcome address and the Keynote address was given by Ravi Shankar Prasad.
The event was LIVE on News18 India throughout the day and was also shown on ETV News Network