MP government denies banning ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’

Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government on Friday dismissed reports of having banned the upcoming political film “The Accidental Prime Minister”, based on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in the Congress-ruled state.

“The news of ban on the movie ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ by Madhya Pradesh government is wrong and misleading,” the state’s Public Relations Department said in a tweet.

The biographical political drama, scheduled to release on January 11, has already raised political temperatures with the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) latching on to it to hit out at the Gandhi family while the Congress has questioned the BJP’s motive behind “promoting the film” and raised objections to the “incorrect presentation of the facts” in the film, the trailer of which was released on Thursday.