EC Seeks Report On Alleged Biopic Of Mamata


Kolkata: The Election Commission has sought a report from the West Bengal chief electoral officer on an alleged biopic on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, sources said.

The BJP moved the Supreme Court on Wednesday against the scheduled release of Mamata Banerjee’s biopic, which the producers say has been “inspired” by the life and struggles of the West Bengal Chief Minister. The saffron party has called it ‘Mamata’s hypocrisy’ since she had opposed PM Narendra Modi biopic.

The biopic has already received the certificate from the Cesnor Board and is scheduled for release on May 3. The biopic titled — ”Baghini” — is slated to release on May 3. The BJP had approached the poll panel seeking a ban on the release of the movie till the election process is over.

The BJP has also asked the poll body to review the alleged biopic on the Trinamool Congress supremo. The last of the seven phases of the Lok Sabha election will be held on May 19 and counting will be done on May 23.