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EC clears ‘PM Narendra Modi’ biopic, may refer film to CBFC for final call

The film is slated for release on April 5, a week before the first phase of Lok Sabha elections.

SNS | New Delhi |

The Election Commission has cleared the release of ‘PM Narendra Modi’ biopic stating that the film has not violated the model code of conduct.

This comes days after opposition parties moved the poll body stating that the purpose of the release was “political” to get extra mileage in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

According to reports, the commission said the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) was the competent authority to decide on the matter.

However, the official decision on whether the film will be deferred or referred to the CBFC for the final call has not been announced by the EC yet.

The film is slated for release on April 5, a week before the first phase of Lok Sabha elections.

The Delhi High Court had on Monday dismissed a plea seeking a stay on the release of the film PM Narendra Modi.

Opposition parties have alleged that the film is violative of the model code and would act as an advertisement for the BJP.

The Vivek Oberoi starrer showcases the trajectory of PM Modi’s life, from his formative years with the RSS, his chief ministership in Gujarat and how he led his party to a majority victory in 2014 and thereby becoming the Prime Minister of the country.