'NaMo TV': EC seeks response from I&B ministry

'NaMo TV': EC seeks response from I&B ministry

The channel launched on March 3 has Prime Minister Narendra Modi's photograph on its logo and runs all his speeches.

The Election Commission on Wednesday sought a response from the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry over recently-launched 'NaMo TV' based on complaints filed by the Aam Aadmi Party and Congress.

According to a report in The Economic Times, The EC's letter has been received by the I&B ministry and is being examined.

AAP on Monday wrote to the EC complaining against 'NaMo TV' and asked the poll panel if political parties having TV channels was in adherence to the Model Code of Conduct.

The Madhya Pradesh Congress in its complaint alleged that the channel was airing Modi's speeches, rallies, statements and programmes favouring the BJP and demanded suspension of its telecast.

Congress' Madhya Pradesh spokesman Neelabh Shukla said, "NaMo is the abbreviation for Narendra Modi. With general elections around the corner, the BJP has started this channel which amounts to a violation of the model code of conduct. We demand that the election commission immediately stops broadcasting on the channel."

The channel launched on March 3 has Prime Minister Narendra Modi's photograph on its logo and runs all his speeches.