A day after the trailer release of Anupam-Kher starrer The Accidental Prime Minister, a movie based on the controversial book by former prime minister Manmohan Singh's media advisor Sanjaya Baru, the war of words erupted between the Congress and the BJP. While a section of Congress leaders raised an objection, alleging "distortion of facts", the BJP praised it as a "riveting tale of how a family held the country to ransom for 10 long years". However, rubbishing those reports on banning the film, Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath said that he does not have any intent to impose a ban or any prohibition on any movie.
"Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath: I don't have any intent to impose a ban or any prohibition on any movie," the news agency ANI reported.
Earlier there were reports that the Kamal Nath-led Congress government in Madhya Pradesh had banned the release of the controversial movie based on 10 years of Manmohan Singh's tenure as the prime minister of the country.
However, both the Congress party and Madhya Pradesh government rebutted the false reports and said that no such action has been taken against the movie. "The news of Ban on the movie 'The Accidental Prime Minister' by Madhya Pradesh Government is wrong and misleading," the Department of Public Relations, Madhya Pradesh Government wrote on Twitter.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala also rebutted the reports and attacked the BJP, saying its "fake propaganda" won't desist them from questioning the Narendra Modi government on several issues, including the rural distress, unemployment and pervading corruption.
"This is incorrect. MP Govt has taken no such decision. Fake propaganda by BJP won't desist us from questioning the Modi Govt on - Rural Distress, Unemployment, Demo Disaster, Flawed GST, Failed Modinomics, All-pervading Corruption! Nation wants Governance, not diversion!" Surjewala tweeted.
However, a Madhya Pradesh Congress leader Syed Zafar said that he has written to the director of the movie and threatened not to allow the release had they not shown the movie prior to the release. "I have written a letter to the director, we strongly object to the name and what was shown in the trailer. We want to see the film prior to release or else won't let it release in the state," news agency PTI quoted Zafar as saying.
The Maharashtra youth Congress has also made the similar demands and announced that they won't let the movie release anywhere if they were not shown the movie before it hits theatres.
"If the said movie is released without prior screening for our office bearers and without making necessary changes recommended by us that we find out after viewing the movie it will be understood that you are doing this deliberately and we have other options open to stop the screening of the same across India," the youth Congress unit said.