Cong holds protest against film on ex-PM

Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, January 11

Youth Congress workers today held a protest against the release of film ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ outside MBD Mall here and burnt effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and actor Anupam Kher, playing the role of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

The protest was led by Youth Congress general secretary Jagdeep Singh Sonu. He said the film was a design of the BJP to malign the former PM and a great economist who had helped the country come out of a huge financial crisis. The Youth Congress demanded that the film should be removed from screens. They even asked the administration to intervene in the matter.

The film has been screened at three multiplexes in the city, running housefull. BJP leaders, however, maintained that they were not taking people to theatres and viewers were coming on their own. Former Union Minister and wife of Punjab Chief Minister Preneet Kaur had told the media during her recent visit to the city that the Congress government in the state would not allow the screening of the movie.

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