Airdate: India Votes 2024

ABC premieres a special series ahead of elections for the world’s largest democracy.

ABC International and the ABC’s Asia Pacific Newsroom will screen India Votes 2024, a new six-part series as almost a billion voters prepare for India’s 2024 general election.

ABC Asia Pacific Newsroom’s chief of staff, Mosiqi Acharya said: “It is an exciting time in Indian politics as the world’s largest democracy heads to elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking a historic third term and there’s new opposition on the bloc, led by Congress scion Rahul Gandhi. Join us as our team of reporters in India provide you with a ringside view of the biggest issues and stories on ground.”

ABC International Head Claire M. Gorman added: “India Votes 2024 is a skillfully produced series from the ABC NEWS team, demonstrating the incredible work of the reporters in delivering insightful and important coverage. We are delighted to present this program to ABC Australia TV audiences and through our digital site, ABC Asia, for audiences across the broader region. With detailed commentary on complex political issues and extensive interviewing with voters, this series is not to be missed as India prepares for this major election.”
As the world’s largest democracy goes to the polls, the ABC News team goes beyond the headlines and daily coverage to reveal the issues and topic that impact nearly one billion voters across India. With new episodes released weekly, India Votes 2024 explores the influence of politics on citizens, unravels the major figures involved and addresses key issues frequently overlooked by mainstream media.

The series begins by looking at the intricacies of the nation of 1.4 billion people with 15 million poll workers involved in the upcoming election. Through informative explainers, viewers will learn about the world’s largest democratic exercise, the political and campaign funding, the evolving media landscape and use of propaganda. Later episodes will address the views and voting opinions of young voters, marginalised communities, regions impacted by turmoil and ethnic conflict, and Indian diaspora from across the world.

By speaking with politicians, analysts and voters from across the country, India Votes 2024 provides an in-depth report with context and clarity during the election period. The team will also examine Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s bid for a third term, and his opposition in Rahul Gandhi and the newly formed opposing bloc, the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (I.N.D.I.A).

India Votes 2024 has been produced by ABC’s Asia Pacific Newsroom led by executive producer Mosiqi Acharya, supervising producer Girish Sawlani and featuring Hannah Jose as the series’ reporter and presenter.

India Votes 2024 will premiere on ABC News 24 and iview ABC NEWS on Saturday 6 April at 2:30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) and on ABC Australia at 7:00pm India Standard Time (IST) and 11:30pm AEST.

New episodes on ABC News 24, and on iview on Saturdays at 3:30pm AEST and on ABC Australia from 7:00pm IST and 11:30pm AEST.

Catch up on episodes on demand via ABC Asia 

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