Since the inception of the trailer of 'The Accidental Prime Minister', controversies have been mounting with objections being raised from the Congress party, denouncing the 'propaganda' of the BJP. The newly appointed chief minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot joined the bandwagon and accused the film of 'distorting history'
Distortion of history and defamation of Jawaharlal Nehru were the two aspects raised by Gehlot while commenting on the film, based on the former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's memoir
He said, "There is no substitute of truth, you cannot distort history. There has been an attempt to defame Nehru also. Let truth triumph alone, you cannot erase history"
Along with Gehlot, earlier on Friday Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala has pinned a tweet denouncing the 'fake propaganda by BJP' against his party. He further said that this 'propaganda' will not hold back Congress from questioning the government on issues of rural distress, unemployment, demonetisation, GST, flawed Modi economics and corruption, concluding his displeasure by saying 'Chowkidaar Hi Chor Hai'
The ire of Surjewala was induced after BJP shared the trailer from its official social media handle, taking a dig at the Gandhi family by calling it the 'riveting tale of how a family held the country to ransom for 10 long years'.
Even the former Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh arriving at an event to mark the 134th foundation day of the Congress party, was confronted by reporters as he emerged from his car. He was asked "Sir, the film that has been made on you, what is your response?" To this, he chose to not reply.