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Madhya Pradesh won’t ban ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’

Congress-led Madhya Pradesh won’t ban the movie ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’. In this movie, Anupam Kher plays former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh’s role. The film has sparked a row for the distortion of facts.

The move by the MP government also clears the party’s stand on the movie. Earlier, Maharashtra Youth Congress president Satyajeet Tambe Patil has written to the producers asking for a special screening before the movie’s launch on January 11.

Mr Patil says from the trailer it appears that “facts have been played with and presented in incorrect manner with regards to the ex-prime minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress party to malign the image of the party.”

The trailer has been given top rating by the ruling BJP, which tweeted the clip along with its glowing review.

“Riveting tale of how a family held the country to ransom for 10 long years. Was Dr Singh just a regent who was holding on to the PM’s chair till the time heir was ready? Watch the official trailer of The Accidental Prime Minister, based on an insider’s account, releasing on 11 Jan!” the BJP tweeted from its official account.

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh today did not comment when asked by reporters for a reaction to the trailer of “The Accidental Prime Minister”, the biopic based on the eponymous book by his former media advisor Sanjaya Baru.
Manmohan Singh was accosted by reporters as he arrived at the Congress office for the party’s 134th anniversary celebration.

He paused before the mics, but moved away without a word as soon as the question was asked: “What do you think about the film made about you?”

Taking advantage of the situation, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, said that he is waiting for the film ‘The Insensitive Prime Mime Minister’.

Abdullah’s comment were aimed at the government. The Opposition has often targetted the government, accusing it of being intolerant and insensitive’.

Though a section of Congress party wants a special screening of the movie but they want to portray that they are ‘free to criticize’. Thus, they want to show a contrasting perspective of the current government which is becoming notorious for being ‘intolerant’. The image rectification of the Congress party has been started from farmers’ loan waiver scheme and shall be continued till 2019 elections.

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Written by Sugat Srivastava

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