V Muraleedharan | Photo: Sabu Scaria/ Mathrubhumi
Visakhapatnam: Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan on Tuesday asked Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to take measures to prevent the screening of BBC documentary in Kerala.
He remarked that the move to screen the documentary is questioning the credibility of the Supreme Court which dismissed the findings against PM Narendra Modi in the 2002 Gujarat riots. The move is like siding with foreign powers to attack the unity and integrity of the country.
He asked the state government to decide whether to use Kerala as a platform to insult Supreme Court.
"People who are upset with the growth of the BJP are behind the documentary," said the BJP leader.
Last week, India denounced the controversial BBC documentary series on Prime Minister Modi, describing it as a 'propaganda piece' designed to push a discredited narrative. The Centre later blocked multiple YouTube videos and Twitter posts sharing links to the controversial BBC documentary "India: The Modi Question". Following this, Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) and the Youth Congress on Tuesday announced that the controversial BBC documentary "India: The Modi Question" would be screened across Kerala.
The two-part BBC documentary, which claims it investigated certain aspects relating to the 2002 Gujarat riots when Narendra Modi was the Gujarat CM, has been trashed by the Ministry of External Affairs as a "propaganda piece" that lacked objectivity and reflected a "colonial mindset".