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Amid row, Kerala Congress screens controversial BBC documentary on PM Modi in Thiruvananthapuram
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Amid row, Kerala Congress screens controversial BBC documentary on PM Modi in Thiruvananthapuram

| @indiablooms | 26 Jan 2023, 09:17 pm

Thiruvananthapuram/IBNS: The Congress unit in Kerala Thursday screened the controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Thiruvananthapuram evading the Centre's nationwide ban claiming it to be false and motivated "propaganda".

The BBC's documentary titled 'India: The Modi Question' consisted of PM Modi's (then Gujarat CM) was not broadcast on Indian television networks.

According to reports, in the series, a BBC reporter quizzed the state leadership about the 2002 Gujarat riots and the alleged ethnic mob violence that followed.

The violence erupted allegedly after a train carrying Hindu pilgrims in Godhra was set on fire.

In Kerala, the documentary is at the centre of the row even within the Congress as veteran leader AK Antony's son Anil K Antony recently quit the party alleging "intolerant calls to retract a tweet" in which he had defied the Congress stand and called the BBC documentary a "dangerous precedent".

Reacting to Anil Antony's argument that it undermines India's sovereignty, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has said his argument is "immature".

Thursday's screening on Shangumugham Beach in Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram came in quick succession of such protest screenings in Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and one by the Congress student wing NSUI in Chandigarh.

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