EC bans online streaming of web series on PM Modi

In a setback to BJP, ahead of the release of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s biopic ‘PM Narendra Modi’, the Election Commission the  banned the web series on the life of Prime Minister, titled, “Modi – Journey of a common man”.

In its order, the Commission had ordered that any biopic material in the nature of biography/hagiography sub-serving the purposes of any political entity or any individual entity connected to it, which is intended to, or which has the potential to disturb the level playing field during the elections, should not be displayed in electronic media, including cinematography, during the operation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC).

“In view of the admitted facts and material available on record this web series being an original ‘web series’ on Narendra Modi, Prime Minister and a political leader and prospective candidate in the current general election of Lok Sabha cannot be exhibited in view of the Commission’s aforesaid order”, the Commission said.

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