New Delhi, (10/4/2019): The Election Commission of India today, has stopped the release of biopic ‘PM Narendra Modi’ for the duration of 2019 Lok Sabha elections. In its statement, the election body said that any material disturbing the level playing field in favour of any political party or individual should not be displayed.
Opposition parties have been calling for a ban on the movie in view of Model Code of Conduct.
The Election Commission in its statement said, “Any biopic material in nature of biography sub-serving the purpose of any political entity or any individual entity connected to it, which has potential to disturb level playing field during the election, should not be displayed in electronic media including cinematograph during the operation of MCC”.
Ten News team reached to people of Delhi to ask them their opinions over the ban on the film, and if released at the proposed time what effect it will put in the mind of the voter. Replying to which some people said, “nowadays the voter are intelligent enough to not being persuaded by a film or any such thing, people know what the government has done in the past year and will cast their vote according to the work of the government, not because of the works the film will show”.
Some of them answered by saying, “it shows that how much the opposition is afraid of the PM, that they don’t want to even see a film on our PM. The film will show what he has done for our country and whether the film will be released or not people will choose the work that our PM has done”.
While some of them answered by saying, “that the decision taken by the election commission will be the best as they are more intelligent than us and if they have taken the decision of putting a ban than its fine. Also the allegations of the opposition seems to correct as in India we have a lot of population who still gets extremely influenced and got manipulated by the cinema. So seeing a movie on a candidate it will surely drift their mind if they are in confusion of whom to vote”.