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ECI prohibits display of biopic or publicity material during MCC period

New Delhi: The Election Commission of India today issued an order prohibiting display in electronic media including cinematograph of any biopic or publicity material in the nature of biography/hagiography sub-serving the purposes of any political entity or any individual entity connected to it.

The Election Commission of India has stopped the release of a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The commission comprising of Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, Election Commissioners Sushil Chandra and Ashok Lavasa, in its order, observed that any biopic material in the nature of biography/hagiography subserving the purposes of any political entity or any individual entity connected to it, which is intended to, or which has potential to disturb the level playing field during the elections, should not be displayed in electronic media including cinematograph during the operation of model code of conduct.

Copy of the order is linked herewith

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