EC is going to watch Modi’s biopic following SC’s direction

Srinagar: On the directions of Supreme Court, the officials of the Election Commission (EC) are likely going to watch the biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday as drawn from its model code and legal divisions. 

The EC has asked the producers of the film to arrange the screening of the film for a committee which has been set up for the purpose.

The Apex Court on Monday has directed the Commission to watch the full biopic on Mr. Modi, and take an informed decision on banning its pan India release by April 19. The matter as per the bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi , will be taken into consideration on April 22, who  has also directed the poll panel to submit its decision to the court in a sealed cover.

Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for film producers who challenged the EC’s ban on the release said that the poll panel has banned it while watching the promo, who hasn’t yet watched the full movie.

On Wednesday, The EC had banned the screening of the biopic during the current poll period, saying any such film that subserves the purpose of any political entity or individual should not be displayed in electronic media. Acting on the complaints of political parties, including the Congress, the poll panel had asserted that any biopic material with the potential to disturb the level playing field should not be displayed in areas where Model Code of Conduct was in force.

Inputs by PTI

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