New Delhi, Apr 14 (PTI) All India Radio (AIR) today launched a weekly interview programme, Jan Seva Sambad, with Union minister Smriti Irani featuring in its first episode wherein she expressed anguish over the washout of the Budget session of Parliament.

The half-an-hour weekly programme would be broadcast every Saturday morning at 10.30 on the entire AIR network, according to a statement.

The first episode of the programme featured Information and Broadcasting Minister Irani wherein she “expressed her anguish over the washout of the Budget session of Parliament and underlined how it adversely affects the common man and taxpayer”, the release read.

‘Jan Seva Sambad’ is a platform where ministers, legislators, and senior government functionaries can directly communicate with people about various welfare measures and other issues, the release said.

The first episode was broadcast on the entire AIR network, including FM Rainbow channels, except in election-bound Karnataka.

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