asserting that the 2017 Punjab elections are going to fought at the grounds of the rampant drug abuse inside the kingdom, the Aam Aadmi party on Wednesday accused prime Minister Narendra Modi of the use of Censor Board leader Pahlaj Nihalani as a pawn to in addition his possibilities inside the polls subsequent year by way of playing politics over the approaching debatable movie, ‘Udta Punjab’.
it is our humble request to Modiji, Jaitleyji and Badalji that when letting Punjab suffer for ten years underneath the influence of medicine, they need to prevent gambling politics with ‘Udta Punjab’. Nihalani is launching a tirade of charges on an harmless manufacturer with none proof and he needs him to apologise,” AAP leader Ashish Khetan informed the media in New Delhi.
putting forward that the national Democratic Alliance regime and the Parkash Singh Badal authorities could face most loss if the ‘reality’ in Punjab came to mild, Khetan in addition stated that the top minister became using the Censor Board chief as a pawn and became attacking an ‘innocent’ movie in place of going after the real problem.
“Nihalani has made it clean that he is not in the back of the talk. it’s miles the Modi and the Badal governments and that he is honestly a pawn in all this. Harsimrat Kaur, the sister of Majithia, is in Modiji’s cupboard and Majithia, whose name has come up in numerous drug scams, is in Badal’s cabinet. So, you could see that they’re all inside the equal boat right here. Even Jaitleyji has defended Majithia,” Khetan advised ANI.
declaring that Nihalani become a ‘1/3 grade’ director recognised for making cheap and sleazy films, the AAP leader stated that one couldn’t assume something much less from the Censor Board leader, who reached his position after drastically buttering up the top minister.
“Modiji need to prevent making such human beings as the Censor Board chief. If Nihalani had no longer idolised Modi, then he could now not have even emerge as a peon in CBFC, let alone emerge as the chief,” he stated.
mentioning that tablets were the bane in Punjab from the beyond 3 to four years, Khetan said that 2017 elections in Punjab become going to be fought on the grounds of the drug problem there, even before ‘Udta Punjab’ turned into introduced.
in the meantime, accusing the NDA government of having a hand inside the 89 cuts in ‘Udta Punjab’, Delhi chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal alleged that what else one ought to expect in prime Minister Modi’s regime.
“#UdtaPunjabCensored What else cud one expect in Modi regime?’ he tweeted.
He further accused Nihalani of censoring the film on the instructions of the ruling Bharatiya Janata celebration.
“Pahlaj Nihalani’s statement makes it amply clear that he has stopped the movie on BJP’s instructions,” he added.
Nihalani in advance alleged that he had heard that co-manufacturer Anurag Kashyap had taken cash from the AAP to expose Punjab in a terrible light through the movie and said this was the speak inside the enterprise.
defending the selection to make a whopping 89 cuts from ‘Udta Punjab’, Nihalani earlier on Wednesday asserted that he had made the cuts retaining the law and order scenario of the kingdom in thoughts and accused Kashyap of looking to take mileage from the whole controversy to sell this movie.
With Punjab due for assembly elections in January next yr, the debate has assumed political overtones.
The Congress and the AAP criticised the censor board and accused Punjab’s ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata birthday celebration alliance of exercise impact to censor the film.
in the meantime, the Bombay excessive court on Wednesday posted the petition filed through Phantom films — one of the producers of the film ‘Udta Punjab’ — for in addition hearing on Thursday.
The high court allowed the employer to amend its petition letting them venture the censor board’s order suggesting 13 cuts within the movie.
With the ‘Udta Punjab’ trouble turning into a war among Kashyap and Nihalani, movie’s manufacturers in advance moved the high court in search of a duplicate of the order of the censor board overview committee report at the movie.