EC submits detailed report in SC on biopic of PM Modi

  1. The Election Commission has submitted its detailed report to the Supreme Court on the biopic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  2. Earlier, the Supreme Court had directed the EC to re-examine its earlier order and take an informed decision on stay on the release of the biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi after watching the entire movie.
  3. The EC had deferred the release of the biopic till the elections are over. It had argued that displaying material that promotes a political figure would go against the core principle of the Model Code of Conduct of creating a level-playing field for elections.
  4. Post EC’s decision, the makers of the biopic had filed a plea in the SC against the stay on the release. They had argued that the stay violated their fundamental right to free speech and expression as guaranteed by Article 19 (1) (a) of the Indian constitution.