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 - 'I Apologise... Just Forgot the Name': Kamal Nath Explains 'Item' Jibe After Controversy, EC Takes Note
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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 - Bihar Assembly Election 2020: JD(U) Does Not Matter in Polls, Our Fight With BJP, Says RJD's Tejashwi Yadav
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.