Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Politics
1-min read

Congress Welcomes EC Order on Modi Biopic, Says 'Promising Step' Towards Level-playing Field

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the party is glad that the Election Commission has acknowledged "multiple violations" of electoral law flagged by the Congress in its representations.

PTI

Updated:April 10, 2019, 10:26 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Congress Welcomes EC Order on Modi Biopic, Says 'Promising Step' Towards Level-playing Field
File photo of Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala (PTI )

New Delhi: The Congress Wednesday said the Election Commission order staying the screening of a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi will ensure a level playing field for all political parties during elections.

The EC banned the screening of the Vivek Oberoi-starrer biopic "PM Narendra Modi" during the poll period, saying any such film that subserves the purpose of any political entity or individual should not be displayed in the electronic media.

Welcoming the EC order, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said the NaMo TV and the biopics were nothing but "misuse" of power by an "arrogant ruler facing defeat".

"The Election Commission's decision staying the Modi biopic is an affirmation that none less than the Prime Minister of India was complicit in violating the Model Code of Conduct," he said.

The Election Commission's order staying the "crass publicity gimmick" through 'Modi biopic' is a "promising step" in upholding and ensuring a 'level playing field' in the ongoing elections, he told reporters.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi's quest for 'I, Me, Myself' through Namo TV is also a boorish attempt at self-promotion. Both Namo TV and the Modi biopic are nothing more than a flagrant misuse of money power by an arrogant ruler facing imminent defeat," he said.

He said the party is glad that the Election Commission has acknowledged "multiple violations" of electoral law flagged by the Congress in its representations.

"The impunity with which the BJP and PM Modi were and are circumventing electoral laws and misusing official machinery is unprecedented," he said.

He said the Election Commission order means that NaMo TV "being run by the BJP as a propaganda tool" on electronic medium must also shut down.

"Yet the BJP is continuing the same as an affront to the Election Commission's order.

"We urge the Election Commission to take appropriate action and ensure that NaMo TV is shut with immediate effect," he said.

Congress takes its role of vigilance with utmost seriousness, he said."We know that the BJP has Rs 10-20-30 thousand crores to spend on their election campaign and movies about 'I, Me, Myself', about a person drunk on power who believes he is bigger than India...

"The nation has seen through these self-advertisements and self-promotion schemes of Prime Minister Modi," he said.

Surjewala said the Election Commission is adhering to the advice given by the Supreme Court.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results