The Election Commission has submitted its
detailed report to the Supreme Court on the biopic of Prime Minister Narendra
Earlier, the Supreme Court had directed the EC to
re-examine its earlier order and take an informed decision on stay on the
release of the biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi after watching the entire
The EC had deferred the release of the biopic
till the elections are over. It had argued that displaying material that
promotes a political figure would go against the core principle of the Model
Code of Conduct of creating a level-playing field for elections.
Post EC’s decision, the makers of the biopic had
filed a plea in the SC against the stay on the release. They had argued that
the stay violated their fundamental right to free speech and expression as
guaranteed by Article 19 (1) (a) of the Indian constitution.