With the general elections looming in India, media companies are being ordered to tighten their responsibilities on avoid being biased towards any political parties.
After the film ‘PM Narendra Modi’ was banned from release a day before hitting cinemas, the Election Commission in India has ordered Eros Now to pull down its Narendra Modi web-series, ‘Modi – Journey of a Common Man’.
In a letter to Eros Now, the commission said, “…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.”
“On viewing the trailer of the web series, it is apparent that the said web series showcases the different phases of life of PM Shri Narendra Modi, from childhood to becoming a national leader,” the EC said. “That any biopic material in the nature of biography/hagiography sub-serving the purposes of any political entity or any individual connected to it… which has the potential to disturb the level playing field during the elections, should not be displayed…” the order said.
Eros Now is yet to comment on the order.