New Delhi, Apr 10: The Congress on Wednesday welcomed the order of the election commission to stall the release of the biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which was slated to hit cinema screens on Thursday.
Welcoming the order of the EC, AICC spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said,’’EC has arrested growing perception re inactivity or tardiness and considerably redeemed its preeminent position as mega policeman during elections and Model code of conduct by banning Modi #biopic.
Sc had also referred to EC in its order yesterday. Way for EC to go, consistently.’’ The EC on Wednesday stalled the release of the film on Thursday
In its order, the EC said that any biopic material in the nature of biography/ hagiography sub-serving the purposes of any political party or any individual entity connect to it should not be displayed in the electronic media as it had the potential to disturb the level playing field during the elections.
"Any biopic material in the nature of biography/ hagiography sub-serving the purposes of any political party or any individual entity connect to it, which is intended to, or which has the potential to disturb the level playing field during the elections, should not be displayed in electronic media, including the cinematograph during the operation of Model Code of Conduct," the Commission said in its 7-page order.
In its order, the Commission also said, that any poster of publicity material concerning any certified content, which either depicts candidates (including prospective) for the furtherance (or purported further) of electoral prospects, directly or indirectly, shall not be put to display in the electronic media in the area where MCC is in operation.
Opposition parties including Congress have been demanding the postponement of the release of the film as they feel its release during the election time violate the MCC. UNI