Why the ruckus over BBC documentary on PM Modi? Know what is the whole controversy

BBC Documentary: There has been an uproar over the British news agency BBC’s documentary “India: The Modi Question” on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The matter has now taken a political colour. The Government of India has banned the exhibition of this documentary, while Congress, Trinamool Congress and many other parties are raising questions on it. ...
 

BBC Documentary: There has been an uproar over the British news agency BBC’s documentary “India: The Modi Question” on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The matter has now taken a political colour. The Government of India has banned the exhibition of this documentary, while Congress, Trinamool Congress and many other parties are raising questions on it.

Indeed, India: The Modi Question is a two-part series on the 2002 Gujarat riots. In this documentary, a picture of the political situation of that time has been shown, as well as a picture of PM Modi’s time as the Chief Minister of Gujarat. The first episode of this documentary aired in the UK on 17 January, showing the early political life of PM Modi. According to media reports, talks against PM Modi have been shown in most parts of the documentary.

In the documentary, questions have been raised on PM Modi’s tenure citing the Gujarat riots. About 2 thousand people were killed in these riots. It is being claimed that this documentary shows the true story of Gujarat riots.

What did the Government of India say?

Along with this, there has been a sharp reaction of the Government of India on this documentary. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi has described this documentary as propaganda. The Government of India said in a statement that the documentary presents a one-sided view, which is why the screening has been banned. Along with this, the Central Government has appealed to block the account showing the documentary through Twitter or YouTube channel.

What did Congress say?

Questioning the ban on the documentary, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said, “The PM and his dholakis say the new BBC documentary on them is condemnable. Censorship has been imposed. Then PM Vajpayee took over in 2002. Why did you want to leave?” Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Derek O’Brien claimed, “The documentary is showing the real face of PM Modi. Twitter and Twitter India have removed my tweets on this matter.”

Why the ruckus over BBC documentary on PM Modi? Know what is the whole controversy

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