Mamata Banerjee biopic: EC seeks report from West Bengal poll officer after BJP complains about film's release during LS polls
The BJP had approached the Election Commission seeking a ban on the release of the Mamata Banerjee biopic till the Lok Sabha election is over.
The BJP had approached the poll panel seeking a ban on the release of the movie till the election process is over
The biopic titled Baghini is slated to release on 3 May
The BJP has also asked the poll body to review the alleged biopic on the Trinamool Congress supremo
New Delhi: The Election Commission has sought a report from the West Bengal chief electoral officer on an alleged biopic on chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
The biopic titled Baghini is slated to release on 3 May.
The BJP had approached the poll panel seeking a ban on the release of the movie till the election process is over.
The BJP has also asked the poll body to review the alleged biopic on the Trinamool Congress supremo.
The last of the seven phases of the Lok Sabha election will be held on May 19 and counting will be done on 23 May.
In view of the rising cases, Banerjee also tweeted an appeal for the EC to hold the remaining phases of the eight-phased Assembly poll in "one go"
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On 8 April, the poll panel had issued a notice over Banerjee's 3 April speech at Hooghly, when she had allegedly 'appealed to minorities not to split their votes among different political parties'
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