New Delhi: Hours after the middle blocked a number of YouTube movies and Twitter posts sharing hyperlinks to the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress on Saturday criticized the federal government for “censoring” the sequence. Taking a pike at Prime Minister Modi, he requested why then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee reminded Modi of “raj dharma” after the 2002 riots in Gujarat. The BBC’s newest documentary sequence ‘India: The Modi subject has sparked a political row within the nation. The BBC says it investigated points of the 2002 Gujarat riots when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was chief minister of India. The sequence aired by Britain’s nationwide broadcaster has additionally sparked outrage and condemnation from distinguished British residents of Indian descent, in addition to the Indian authorities.
Several YouTube movies sharing the primary episode of the BBC documentary ‘India: The Modi Question’ had been blocked on Saturday in accordance with directions issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Besides the YouTube movies, the Center additionally ordered Twitter to block greater than 50 tweets containing hyperlinks to the affected YouTube movies.
Reacting to the developments, Congress Secretary General for Communications Jairam Ramesh mentioned on Twitter: “The Prime Minister and his drummers say the new BBC documentary about him is defamatory. Censorship has been imposed.” “So why did Prime Minister Vajpayee want him out in 2002, only to be forced not to insist by Advani’s threat of resignation?” he mentioned.
Why did Vajpayee remind him of his ‘raj dharma’, Ramesh requested. The Congress chief additionally hooked up a video clip of Vajpayee speaking about ‘raj dharma’ with then Gujarat Chief Minister Modi sitting subsequent to him.
PM and his drummers declare the brand new BBC documentary about him is libelous. Censorship was imposed. So why did Prime Minister Vajpayee need him out in 2002, solely to be pressured into not insisting by Advani’s menace of resignation? Why did Vajpayee remind him of his rajdharma? pic.twitter.com/wwUkDQvlXi— Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) January 21, 2023
The group of the AICC’s common secretary, KC Venugopal, had claimed on Friday that Modi was “still afraid of the truth about 2002 that would come out 21 years later”.
The MEA had condemned the BBC Panorama programme, which was not screened in India, alleging it was designed “to push a particularly discredited narrative”.
“The bias, the lack of objectivity and the lingering colonial mentality are clearly visible,” MEA spokesman Arindam Bagchi informed reporters at a press briefing in New Delhi on Thursday when requested concerning the controversial sequence.
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