'Disturbs level playing field': EC stalls release of PM Modi biopic till completion of polls  - IAMC
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‘Disturbs level playing field’: EC stalls release of PM Modi biopic till completion of polls 

The Election Commission Wednesday stalled the release of the biopic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the election period. The movie was slated to release tomorrow. Announcing the stall, the commission said, “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 cinematograph during the operation of MCC.”

“Though the display materials claim to be a part of creative content, it is contended that these have propensity and potentiality to affect the level playing field which is not in consonance with the provisions of Model Code of Conduct (MCC),” the poll panel said.

In case of any violation or receipt of complaints in this regard, the EC has formed a committee which will examine the said violation and suggest an appropriate action. The Committee shall be headed by a retired Justice of the Supreme Court or a retired Justice of any high court.…