Election Commission bans release of Modi biopic till Lok Sabha election concludes

The Supreme Court earlier had rejected the petition filed by Congress seeking a ban on Modi biopic saying that it was for the Election Commission to decide on the same

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Amid a huge controversy over the release of Prime Minister Narendra Modi biopic, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has banned the release for the film titled - ‘PM Narendra Modi’ - starring Vivek Oberoi till the Lok Sabha elections are concluded. 

The opposition parties along with several activists and citizens had called out on the Modi biopic as the “BJP propaganda to influence voters ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.” Congress had earlier alleged that the release of the movie before the LS polls is a violation of model code of conduct. 

The Election Commission on Wednesday banned the screening of the film just a day before its release – Modi biopic was set to release on April 11. EC said that the media shouldn’t be used to affect the general conduct of the elections. 

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Earlier on Tuesday, the Supreme Court had dismissed a petition filed by the Congress seeking a ban on the film. The apex court had said that it was for the Election Commission to decided over the same. 

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