Congress Youth activists staged a protest outside a movie theatre in Kolkata against the screening of the film “The Accidental Prime Minister” which is based on the tenure of former PM Manmohan Singh. They burnt the posters of the film and raised slogans against the director, producer and actors of the film. However, the West Bengal Congress disapproved the action and said that the party will never “oppose freedom of expression” as the party values it deeply and completely as part of its own ideology.
The film released today which features actor Anupam Kher as former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and is based on Singh’s then media adviser Sanjaya Barus 2014 memoir of the same name and details Singh’s relationship with the Congress party’s Gandhi family.
The official stand of the Indian National Congress on the ‘Accidental Prime Minister’ is that we have nothing to do with it. Our president Rahul Gandhi has instructed us that we as a party will never oppose freedom of speech which we value completely and deeply as part of our ideology.
This is nothing but a propaganda film to show former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress party in a poor light. We condemn it, a youth Congress activist said.
In the recent years, we have fallen victim to propaganda and we firmly believe that the people who watch the movie will see through the vile propaganda at play, the state unit of the Congress said in a statement.