The Gujarat Janchetna Party (GJP) on Wednesday wrote to the Election Commission (EC) demanding ban on upcoming biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, citing violation of the model code of conduct.Also Read - Kolkata Municipal Corporation Polls Schedule Released. Check Dates Here
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“The code of conduct is in force and it’s the responsibility of the commission to implement it. If the commission is aware of the release date and has not acted upon it then it raises serious doubts about its apolitical, unbiased and neutral attitude,” GJP president Divyesh Chavda said in the letter. Also Read - Bypolls 2021: High Voter Turnout Recorded in 29 Assembly, 3 Lok Sabha Seats; Himachal Sees 100% Polling | Roundup
Remarking that the EC would also be aware that film’s release will have an influence on the voters, Chavda said if the ECI did not stop the film’s release, “we will be forced to move the judiciary.”
Chavda said he would wait till March 30 and then “will move” the Gujarat High Court.
Based in Surat, the GJP was formed in 2014. It fielded 30 candidates during the 2017 Assembly elections, all of whom lost. It has fielded seven candidates in Gujarat Lok Sabha seats.