Why did Vajpayee remind Modi of ‘raj dharma’: Congress targets govt over BBC documentary ‘censorship’

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Picture Supply : PTI/FILE Congress slams Centre over ongoing BBC documentary row

The Congress on Saturday focused Modi authorities for the “censorship” of a BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

The grand previous get together requested the federal government why had then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee reminded then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi of ‘raj dharma’ after the 2002 riots within the state.

Controversy over BBC documentary

The Centre has issued instructions for blocking a number of YouTube movies and Twitter posts sharing hyperlinks to the documentary “India: The Modi Query”, in keeping with sources.

India name BBC documentary “propaganda piece”


The Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) had earlier slammed the documentary as a “propaganda piece” that lacked objectivity and mirrored a colonial mindset.

The MEA had condemned the BBC Panorama programme, which has not been screened in India, alleging it was designed “to push a selected discredited narrative”.

“The bias, lack of objectivity and persevering with colonial mindset is blatantly seen,” MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi instructed reporters throughout a press briefing in New Delhi on Thursday when requested concerning the controversial sequence.

Reacting to the developments, Congress common secretary in-charge communications Jairam Ramesh mentioned on Twitter, “PM and his drumbeaters assert that the brand new BBC documentary on him is slanderous.

Censorship has been imposed.”

“Then why did PM Vajpayee need his exit in 2002, solely to be pressured to not insist by the specter of resignation by Advani?” 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 the then Gujarat chief minister, Modi, sitting subsequent to him.

The BBC documentary claims it investigated sure elements referring to the 2002 Gujarat riots when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the chief minister of the state.

AICC common secretary organisation Ok C Venugopal had on Friday alleged that Modi “continues to be frightened of the reality about 2002 popping out 21 years later”.

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