Modi biopic ban: Congress lauds EC

Modi biopic ban: Congress lauds EC

The Congress party on Wednesday welcomed the Election Commission's order staying the screening of the biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The party urged the EC to shut down NaMo TV, which it claimed was running in violation of the model code of conduct.

"The Election Commission's decision staying the Modi biopic is an affirmation that none less than the Prime Minister of India was complicit in violating the Model Code of Conduct," said Randeep Singh Surjewala, in-charge of the AICC Communication Department.

Surjewala's statement came after the Commission banned the screening of the Vivek Oberoi-starrer biopic "PM Narendra Modi" during poll period.

The Commission's order staying the crass publicity gimmick through Modi biopic was a promising step in upholding and ensuring a level-playing field in the ongoing elections, he said.

Surjewala said both NaMo TV and the Modi biopic were nothing more than a blatant misuse of money power by an arrogant ruler facing imminent defeat.