New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took a jibe at the Congress for its reaction over the party’s move of tweeting the trailer of The Accidental Prime Minister from its official Twitter handle.
“Can’t we extend our wishes for a film? Congress has been all for freedom, why is it questioning that freedom now?” Information and Broadcasting minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said on Friday.
Earlier on Thursday, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala took to Twitter and lashed out at the BJP after the latter shared the trailer of the film based on the tenure of former prime minister Manmohan Singh, who earlier in the day evaded comment on the growing controversy over the film on him.
“Such fake propaganda by BJP won’t desist INC India from questioning the Modi Govt on – Rural Distress, Rampant Unemployment, Demonetisation Disaster, Flawed GST, Failed Modinomics, All pervading Corruption!” he tweeted.
The trailer of the film, based on the book of the same name by Sanjay Baru who served as Singh’s media advisor 2004 to 2008, was released in Mumbai on Thursday.
The trailer shows Singh as a victim of the Congress’ internal politics ahead of the the 2014 general elections.
Directed by Vijay Ratnakar Gutte, the film stars Kher as Manmohan Singh and Akshaye Khanna as Baru.