The Election Commission of India on Saturday directed the producers of a web series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately stop its online screening and remove all connected contents till further orders. This is after the EC took a stand on the biopic which the apex court is supposed to consider on 22nd of April.
Taking cognisance of complaints alleging that Modi – Journey of a Common Man was violating the Model Code of Conduct and it amounted to influencing the voters, the ECI wrote to the producers, Eros Now, saying that the said series had the potential to disturb the level playing field during the elections.
The Election Commission issued a notice to Eros Now and wrote, “It was brought to our notice that a web series Modi-Journey of a Common Man, having 5 episodes is available on your platform. You’re directed to stop forthwith the online streaming & remove all connected content of the series till further orders.”
“In view of the admitted facts and material available on record, this web series being an original web series on Shri Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister and a political leader and a prospective candidate in the current general elections to the Lok Sabha, cannot be exhibited,” added the poll panel.
Senior television actor Mahesh Thakur starring as the Prime Minister in the said series, it showcases different stages of Modi’s life, from his childhood to becoming a national leader.
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