The National Students' Union of India – Goa, the Congress party's student wing, on Friday has urged the Election Commission to put a ban on the release of PM Narendra Modi;s biopic, alleging the movie to be a 'propaganda by BJP to influence' the voters in the race upto the General Elections.
The letter demands a ban on the movie 48 hours prior to voting which is known as election silence where a party is not allowed to promote or campaign.
In the letter written by Goa NSUI president said, “The NSUI Goa writes to you demanding: ban of the movie in theatres in states during the 'election silence' period that is two days prior to the day of voting and ban of the movie in the Lok Sabha Constituency where the Prime Minister would be contesting.”
"The NSUI Goa strongly believes that a movie on the BJP Prime Minister, who has failed miserably, is nothing but a propaganda by the BJP to influence the public during the model code of conduct without including the expenditure incurred for the movie in the election expenditure of Narendra Modi who will be contesting as a Member of Parliament,” letter added.
The Model Code of Conduct came into effect from March 10 across the state after the Election Commission announced the dates for elections that are to be held in seven phases from April 11, while the results are to be announced on May 23.
Directed by Omung Kumar, the biopic on India's incumbent Prime Minister features Boman Irani and Vivek Oberoi in pivotal roles. It is expected to release on April 12, a date which coincides with the start of the voting process.
Reportedly, the film will be shot across Gujarat, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand, among other locations in the country, over a period of few months. The film will traverse the journey of PM Modi from his humble beginnings to his years as Chief Minister and finally his landmark election as Prime Minister.
Starting from Manmohan Singh's 'The Accidental Prime Minister' to 'Thackeray,' and now 'PM Narendra Modi,' 2019 is promising to be a year of some interesting biopics.
(With ANI inputs)