Congress party on Monday moved the Election Commission (EC) to get the release of the biopic postponed till the final phase of the Lok Sabha polls, deeming it to be violating the model code of conduct. Congress party put this agenda in front of the Election Commission a day after when Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) threatened to stall the biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Maharashtra.
The Congress party had urged the Election Commission to delay the release and for that, the Congress delegation met the EC comprising Randeep Singh Surjewala, Kapil Sibal, and Abhishek Manu Singhvi. They said that they represented to the EC that there is a film being made on Narendra Modi, which is to be launched just a few days before the election, its purpose is political. Three producers and actor of the movie belong to the BJP party and the director is involved in Vibrant Gujarat, which violates election norms. Not just congress many other opposition parties are contending that it would violate the model code of conduct and will influence voters.
The release of the biopic drama on Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to be released on April 5, as it will be releasing just before the start of voting for the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. The biopic is all about Modi life and it could have an impact on voters or even be seen as campaign material. Though, a number of former election commissioners said that the film’s release passes the litmus test of legality and does not violate the model code of conduct.