The government of Karnataka believes that such shows are propagating too much superstition.
What the actual story is?
Every TV channel wants to air astrology-based shows in Karnataka and it is time we banned such shows,” Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said at a function in Bengaluru. The state government had made a similar proposal earlier also, but scrapped it after pressure from various quarters. Experts point out that imposing a ban on such shows will not be easy in a state like Karnataka, where a considerable part of the population strongly believes in Astrology.
Almost all the leading channels in the state have Astrology-based shows which enjoy high TRPs.