Published by: Biswadip Dey | Posted: March 12, 2023 9:36 am| Updated: March 12, 2023 9:36 am
News Daily Digital Desk: Controversy surrounding the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PM Modi) reached the Gujarat Assembly. The government moved a censure motion in the Assembly on Friday, alleging that the documentary smeared then state Chief Minister Modi’s role in the Godhra riots. BJP has been in power there for almost three decades.
The motion was passed by voice vote. The motion appealed to the Center to take strict action against the BBC. While presenting the proposal, Minister Harsh Sanghvi said, “This documentary is not only an insult to Prime Minister Modi, it is an insult to all 1.3 billion Indians.” However, the Congress members were not present in the session when the proposal was passed.
[আরও পড়ুন: কাশ্মীর সমস্যার ‘ভিলেন’ কি নেহরুই? ইতিহাসের গোপন নথি দেয় ‘অন্য’ ইঙ্গিত]
Incidentally, in the month of January, BBC aired a documentary – ‘India: The Modi Question’. Although the documentary was not seen in India, it caused a storm in the political circles. The subject of the documentary was the Gujarat riots of 2002. Where Modi’s role as a leader and chief minister during the riots has been questioned. India’s Ministry of External Affairs termed the documentary as a ‘conspiracy’ and said it was a reflection of the colonial mentality. The Center has directed the organizations to remove the links to the videos that have been circulated on social media. However, when left-wing student organizations took the initiative to display the documentary in various universities of the country, it also created controversy.
Regarding this proposal, BJP MLA Manisha Wakil said that several NGOs have tarnished Gujarat and India through this BBC documentary. The Supreme Court gave its verdict on the 2002 Gujarat riots. At that time the Special Investigation Team was formed. They have given a clean chit to the state government.
[আরও পড়ুন: নেশার ঘোরে ঘুমন্ত শিশুর উপর চেপে বসল যুবক, দম আটকে মৃত্যু একরত্তির]
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