EC orders Eros Now to take down web series on PM Modi

Political News, Nation, (New Delhi), April 20:-The Election Commission on Saturday asked Eros Now to stop till further orders online streaming of a web series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

In its direction, the poll panel has cited its April 10 order, banning a biopic on Modi, to place a similar bar on the web series titled “Modi – Journey of a Common Man”.

The EC orders today comes after the Congress party on April 13 moved the EC against the web series stating that it is a violation of the Model Code of Conduct. In its complaint, the Congress said that the web series is a tool to “influence the viewers and voters” in the Lok Sabha polls.

While episodes of the web series were already aired on April 3 before the first phase of polling, the remaining five episodes have been ordered to be removed from Eros Now’s digital platform.

“In view of the admitted facts and material available on record, this web series being an original web series on Shri Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister and a political leader and a prospective candidate in the current general elections to the Lok Sabha, cannot be exhibited,” said the poll panel.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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