EC to Supreme Court: Narendra Modi biopic should be after May 19
The Election Commission (EC) today said that its decision to defer the release of the biographical film on Prime Minister Narendra Modi is valid. The EC submitted its report in a sealed cover on the biopic to the Supreme Court on Monday.
According to the media reports, the poll body said that there is a high probability that a particular political party would be able to influence voters if this movie is released. It further wrote in its reports that EC is justified in its decision to release the film after the last phase of voting for the Lok Sabha elections on May 19.
The Supreme Court will take its final decision on EC’s report on Friday. Media reports further reveal that the movie revolves around popularizing the main character. It also portrays him as a leader with a no-compromise approach. It has also directed the EC counsel to share the report with the film’s producer, who had moved the apex court challenging the Commission’s decision to ban its release despite getting the nod of the Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC).