Published On: Wed, Apr 24th, 2019

EC justifies to apex court biopic PM Narendra Modi ban was necessary

Election Commission rationalized Wednesday to Supreme Court the ban of biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi valid during ongoing Lok Sabha elections, said a source.

In a sealed report the commission submitted Monday it is learned officials who have watched the biographical movie opined the movie has high probability of gaining electoral mileage if released during the ongoing polls, added the source.

ECI has justified in the report, submitted through its counsel Rakesh Dwivedi, release of the biopic after 7th and last phase of the polls on May 19.

The Supreme Court will be taking decision on the matter on Friday and directed ECI to share the same report with producer of the film as the same issue has been escalated challenging decision of ECI to ban the release even after getting nod from Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC).

ECI argued release of the film was not justified following Model Code of Conduct came into force.

Producer of the biopic said the ban was simply an exaggeration.

Meanwhile, the source added that the content of biopic PM Narendra Modi is uni-dimensional and pivoted on popularizing character of the prime minister.

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The source further said Modi has been portrayed in the movie as a leader with no-compromise approach.

Meanwhile, a web series called Modi streamed on the website of Eros Now even after the Model Code of Conduct was in force and Delhi Chief Electoral Officer raised the issue to poll panel mentioning the ban of biopic movie PM Narendra Modi is also affective on any film and TV show of political leaders during the Lok Sabha elections.

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