EC bans Modi film until after election | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 11, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, April 11, 2019

EC bans Modi film until after election

A biopic about Prime Minister Narendra Modi described by his opponents as propaganda has been barred from release during the national election, a government body overseeing the poll said yesterday. India’s election commission said any biopic “which has the potential to disturb the level playing field during the elections should not be displayed”. Under Indian election rules, the publication of any content deemed as campaign material -- including advertisements, films and even social media -- requires the election commission’s prior approval. The commission, in its statement outlining its decision, said it was vital that “the power of media is not used in such a manner which affects the general conduct” of the elections.

 

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