The Congress party’s student wing National Students’ Union of India, Goa urged Election Commission to ban the release of Narendra Modi biopic on 15 March. The NSUI made allegations that the movie was “propaganda by the BJP to influence” voters during the Lok Sabha elections.
In a letter written by Goa NSUI demands a ban on the movie 48 hours prior to voting which is known as election silence. It is a phase where a party is not allowed to advertise or campaign.
The letter reads”The NSUI Goa writes to you demanding: ban of the movie in theatres in states during the ‘election silence’ period that is two days prior to the day of voting and ban of the movie in the Lok Sabha Constituency where the Prime Minister would be contesting.”
“The NSUI Goa strongly believes that a movie on the BJP Prime Minister, who has failed miserably, is nothing but a propaganda by the BJP to influence the public during the model code of conduct without including the expenditure incurred for the movie in the election expenditure of Narendra Modi who will be contesting as a Member of Parliament,” letter adds.
Directed by Omung Kumar, the film is scheduled to hit theatres 11 April. The film has Vivek Anand Oberoi in the titular role and Boman Irani, Darshan Kumar, Zarina Wahab, Barkha Bisht Sengupta, and Manoj Joshi in pivotal roles.