New Delhi :
The Central Government has termed the British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC) documentary on the Gujarat riots as a “piece of propaganda” and said that it cannot “glorify” such a film. On behalf of the government, it was said that BBC’s documentary on PM reflects propaganda, biased and colonial mentality and we do not know what is the agenda behind it? External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said on Thursday that the recently aired BBC documentary on PM Narendra Modi is part of propaganda that questions his leadership during the 2002 Gujarat riots. Let us tell you, there have been sharp reactions to the BBC’s two-part series “India: The Modi Question”.
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A foreign ministry spokesperson said, “We think this is part of a disinformation campaign to push a particular narrative and have an agenda behind it.” When Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat state, there were fierce riots there. Significantly, the committee constituted on the instructions of the Supreme Court to investigate the Gujarat riots had given a clean chit to Narendra Modi. The committee did not find any evidence against Modi in the case.
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