BBC Documentary Row: Gujarat assembly passes resolution against BBC, requests strict action in documentary case

BBC Documentary Row: Gujarat assembly passes resolution against BBC, requests strict action in documentary case

BBC Docudrama On PM Modi: The case of BBC’s controversial documentary is not taking the name of calm. In the latest development, the Gujarat Assembly on Friday (March 10) passed a resolution against BBC over this docudrama, requesting the Center to take strict action against it.

According to news agency PTI, BJP MLA Vipul Patel moved the resolution in the House saying that the British Broadcasting Corporation’s controversial two-part series titled India: The Modi Question misrepresents the events of 2002 and misrepresents the world. Tries to malign the image of India at the national level.

These people supported the proposal

Vipul Patel’s proposal was supported by BJP MLA Manisha Vakil, Amit Thakar, Dhaval Singh Zala and Minister Harsh Sanghvi. However, this resolution was passed by voice vote in the absence of Congress MLAs. After the resolution was passed unanimously, Speaker Shankar Chowdhary said that the BBC’s effort is condemnable. The House passed a resolution to send its message to the Centre.

Gujarat Assembly passes resolution requesting Center to take strict action against BBC for "tarnishing" PM Modi’s image and popularity with its documentary on 2002 riots

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What did Vipul Patel say?

In the second meeting of the House, Vipul Patel said, “India is a democratic country and freedom of expression is at the core of its constitution but it does not mean that a news media can misuse such freedom.” He further said, “If he behaves or acts like this then it cannot be taken lightly. BBC is losing its credibility and India is working on some hidden agenda against the country and government. Therefore, this House requests the Central Government to take strict action against the shocking findings shown in the BBC documentary.”

Patel said that through this documentary Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He also claimed that in other countries, opposition parties support the government at such times but this is not the case in India, which has given power to international organizations like BBC to carry out activities against the country.

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