February 3, 2023 7:52 pm

BBC documentary on PM Modi ‘propaganda’, ‘don’t wish to dignify’: MEA

The ministry of external affairs on Thursday tore into the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said it is a propaganda piece, designed to push a particular discredited narrative. “The bias, lack of objectivity and continuing colonial mindset is blatantly visible,” foreign ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said adding that the documentary has not been screened in India.

If anything, this film or documentary is a reflection on the agency & individuals that are peddling this narrative again. It makes us wonder about the purpose of this exercise &the agenda behind it. Frankly, we don’t wish to dignify such efforts,” Bagchi said.

BBC released a docu-series called India: The Modi Question, the first episode of which was aired on Tuesday and was removed from YouTube on Wednesday. The second part of the series is scheduled to be broadcast on January 24. The series looks into Narendra Modi’s time as the chief minister of Gujarat.

According to the BBC, the documentary will examine how “Narendra Modi’s premiership has been dogged by persistent allegations about the attitude of his government towards India’s Muslim population”.

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