Indian election commission bars streaming of web series on PM

Indian Election Commission has put on hold the streaming of web series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi with immediate effect till further orders following complaints alleging it is a violation of Model Code of Conduct.

The producers of web series titled ‘Modi – Journey of a Common Man’ have also been asked to remove all the connected contents from online portals as it seems influencing the voters.

The same letter was sent to Eros Now too citing April 10 order that read banning of any biopic which has potentiality in its content to disturb level playing field during the Lok Sabha elections.

The web series streaming on the website of Eros Now showcases different stages of Narendra Modi’s life – from childhood to becoming a national leader.

The producers of web series titled ‘Modi – Journey of a Common Man’ have also been asked to remove all the connected contents from online portals as it seems influencing the voters.

India is current amid national elections that began on April 11 and to end on May 19. The results will be announced on May 23. Narendra Modi is a senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party and it is expected he may return for the second term as prime minister.

In 2014 national elections BJP had a sweeping victory defeating with huge margin the Congress party, which was in power for ten years.

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