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The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea challenging the release of a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra ModiIt has been alleged that it is a violation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC).The matter will be heard on April 8 by a bench led by Justice S.A. Bobde.Advocate and Congress spokesperson Aman Panwar and Senior advocate A.M. Singhvi have filed the petition. They have alleged that the film on P.M Modi will act as an influence against a free and fair election. This is a part of the basic structure of the Constitution.The court has asked the petitioner why he approached the Supreme Court directly.
HIGH COURTS’ ‘NO’ TO PETITIONSTo this, Mr. Singhvi responded by saying that both Delhi and Mumbai High Courts have refused to entertain similar petitions and it will be futile to move the courts that had made their views public.The Delhi High Court declined to entertain the plea to seek deferment on the release of the film until the election results are declared on April 1.The bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice Anup J. Bhambhani did not entertain the petition filed by advocate Sujeet Kumar Singh. The petition seeking action against the makers of the film for violating the MCC and also claims that on January 7, 2019, the Maharashtra CM launched the official poster of the film “in a grand occasion in Mumbai”.
OPPOSITION MOVES ECIThe Congress, the CPI (M) and the CPI, have approached the Election Commission of India (ECI) as they seek the postponement of the release of Modi’s Biopic until the last phase of voting is over on May 19.The film is set to hit the theatres on April 5.
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