On Friday, Gujarat Assembly passed a resolution requesting the Centre to take strict action against the media outlet BBC for tarnishing the image of PM Modi with its documentary on the 2002 Godhra riots.
In a statement, minister Harsh Sanghavi said, “The documentary was not just against PM Modi but against 135 crore citizens of the country.”
“PM Modi dedicated his entire life to the service of the nation, weaponized the instrument of development and gave a befitting reply to anti-national elements. He worked hard to put India on the global stage,” he added.
Notably, BBC in January, 2023 released a documentary film titled, “India: The Modi Question.” It featured the riots that happened in Gujarat in 2002. The release of the documentary give rise to the controversy for alluding to the leadership of the then CM of the state, Modi. Meanwhile, the Ministry of External Affairs had termed it a “propaganda piece”, saying it reflected a “colonial mindset”.
In another news, while visiting India, British Foreign Secretary, James Cleverly, informed that the issue of searches on BBC offices in India was raised with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar during a bilateral meeting. In an exclusive interview with ANI, Cleverly revealed that BBC is an independent organization and is separate from the UK Government.