EC orders Eros Now to take down web series on Modi

Bypolls in seven seats of six states
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The Election Commission on Saturday (April 20) asked Eros Now to stop till further orders, the online streaming of a web series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In its direction, the poll panel has cited its April 10 order, banning a biopic on Modi, to place a similar bar on the web series titled “Modi – Journey of a Common Man”.

“In view of the admitted facts and material available on record, this web series being an original web series on Shri Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister and a political leader and a prospective candidate in the current general elections to the Lok Sabha, cannot be exhibited,” said the poll panel. It further asked for a compliance report.

(With inputs from agencies).