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Rajat Sharma Addressing the 29th AMC in Baroda

India TV chairman Rajat Sharma addresses Annual Management Convention of Baroda Management Association

Vadodara, Gujarat: Baroda Management Association held its 29th Annual Management Convention on September 15 and 16 at The Gateway Hotel, Taj, Akota. India TV Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Rajat Sharma addressed the valedictory session on the second day as chief guest.


While interacting with the participants, Rajat Sharma said: “There is no shortcut to success. One must struggle to succeed. This is the mantra of success.” Several questions were asked by participants about India’s longest-running popular TV news show Aap Ki Adalat.


Rajat Sharma told the audience how the Aap Ki Adalat show with Narendra Modi, telecast on April 13, 2014, garnered 74 per cent ratings, one of the highest in the industry. “I don’t think any other news show can break this record”, he added.


India TV chairman also said, the Aap Ki Adalat show with actor Salman Khan was hugely popular with 47 per cent ratings. “In this show, Salman spoke for the first time about major incidents that took place in his life. The latest popular Aap Ki Adalat show was that of actor Kangana Ranaut, where she made some big revelations.”


The theme for the Annual Management Convention was “EMPOWERING INDIA’S GROWTH ENGINE”.


Bringing together the entire management fraternity of the state under one roof, the convention offered a platform to explore and discuss India’s growth story. Think tanks from all walks of life shared their perspectives and brainstormed the innate factors driving the nation’s economy.


The two day event was segmented into 7 sessions excluding the valedictory session. The entire gamut of issues from culture to healthcare, from finance to infrastructure, from digitization to entertainment were comprehensively discussed at the convention. The platform was successful in churning out distinct view points and exchange of insights between speakers of diverse backgrounds.


BMA President Gaurish Vaishnav, convenction chairman S. K. Raizada, Avinash Joshi IAS, Shailesh Patwari, Shailendra N. Roy, Dr Bhavna Mehta, Dr Pradip Khandwalla, Swami Parmatmanandaji, Dr Avniash Phadke, Dr Subroto Das, Sriram Iyer, Parag Desai, Zafar Sareshwala were among the dignitaries who addressed the convention.


BJP President replies to questions in India TV conclave Chunav Manch in Ahmedabad

Political bigwigs attend India TV’s conclave Chunav Manch in Ahmedabad

Ahead of Gujarat assembly elections, India TV organised its daylong mega conclave, Chunav Manch in Ahmedabad on November 28, 2017. The objective was to offer a platform wherein all the political parties could discuss and put forward their stakes and claims to help the voters in the state make an informed decision at the polling booths. The top line politicians were probed on the entire gamut of topics ranging from their manifestos, track records, public grievances, promises, and political alliances. Political stalwarts from all major political parties participated and judging by the massive response from the audience, the event was a grand success.


The conclave began with Jan Vikalp Party chief, Shankersinh Vaghela stepping on the dais to present a political alternative to the people of Gujarat and concluded with Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah expressing his confidence about his party’s winning streak in the state.


Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani outlined his government’s achievements while firebrand youth leader of Patidar movement,Hardik Patel was grilled about his political future. Other leaders who attended the conclave included Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra, Gujarat deputy chief minister Nitin Patel, BJP MP Kirit Solanki, state BJP chief Jitu Vaghani, Congress leaders Sanjay Nirupam, Randeep Singh Surjewala, and Arjun Modhwadia.


Gujarat will go to the polls in two phases on 9th and 14th December 2017 and the results will be declared on 18th December. These elections will prove to be a litmus test for BJP as the party is all set to contest this time without Narendra Modi as its face in Gujarat. In 2012, BJP under the leadership of Modi had won 115 out of 182 seats in the assembly and had garnered 47.85% of the total vote share.