Lok Sabha election: Sunny Deol holds a roadshow in Gurdaspur – see pics

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Updated:May 02, 2019 7:13:32 pm

The Election Commission has directed the makers of film 'Baghini: Bengal Tigress' based on Mamata Banerjee not to release it till further notice. The film was slated to hit the silver screens on May 3.

Sunny Deol in Gurdaspur, Punjab. (ANI)

BJP candidate from Gurdaspur Sunny Deol on Thursday held a roadshow in his constituency. He is taking on Congress Punjab chief and sitting MP Sunil Jakhar. Earlier in the day, the Election Commission issued an order staying the release of a film based on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The poll body also asked the makers of ‘Baghini: Bengal Tigress’ to immediately halt all promotional activities till May 19 when the polling will be held in the seventh and last phase. The film was slated to hit the silver screens on May 3.

Last month, the EC had stayed the released of films based on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu.

Meanwhile, the EC has issued a notice to Congress president Rahul Gandhi for an alleged violation of the model code of conduct over his controversial remark against Modi government at a public meeting in Madhya Pradesh’s Sahadol. Rahul had on April 23 said that the Modi government has enacted a new law under which the tribals can be shot. The poll body has asked the Congress leader to submit his reply within 48 hours.

According to the ECI, Rahul’s April 23 remark statement violated the poll code under Para (2) of the part (1) of General Conduct of Model Code of Conduct for the guidance of Political Parties and Candidates.

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