Patna: In yet another first in the country, the Bihar Assembly has decided to allow the live coverage of its proceedings, including the private TV channels, to "show functioning of democracy without any censure."

"I will allow any electronic media even private ones for live coverage of assembly proceedings," Speaker Udai Narayan Chaudhary said addressing a meeting of Press Advisory Committee in Patna.

The step is aimed at showing functioning of democracy without any curbs as the NDA government in state believes in promoting transparency, he said.

On apprehensions raised by some members that it could be "risky" as some unruly scenes could be beamed to people live, the Speaker said "I always tell members to be sincere in their conduct as their action would be seen by the public without any censure."

The winter session of Assembly is starting from November 29 next. The five-day session will end on March 5.


Latest News from Bihar News desk