EC Order Banning Modi Biopic Screening During Polls Also Applies to NaMo TV

The EC said any such film that subserves purpose of any political entity or individual should not be displayed in the electronic media.

Published: April 10, 2019 8:56 PM IST

By PTI

Vivek Oberoi as Narendra Modi
Vivek Oberoi as Narendra Modi. Photo Courtesy: IANS

The Election Commission order banning the screening of the biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi also applies to NaMo TV, which also cannot be aired during the poll period, a senior official of the poll panel said on Wednesday.

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The official referred to a paragraph in the order which said, “that any poster or publicity material concerning any such certified content, which either depicts a candidate (including prospective) for the furtherance (or purported to further) of electoral prospects, directly or indirectly, shall not be put on display in electronic media in the area where MCC is in force.”

The EC has banned the release of the Modi biopic, saying any such film that subserves purpose of any political entity or individual should not be displayed in the electronic media.

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Published Date: April 10, 2019 8:56 PM IST