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The Accidental Prime Minister: War of words erupts after BJP's Twitter handle shares trailer

Meanwhile, former prime minister Manmohan Singh declined to comment anything on the development.

India TV News Desk Reported by: India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: December 28, 2018 14:16 IST
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War of words has erupted after the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Twitter handle on Thursday tweeted the trailer of the movie The Accidental Prime Minister.

“Riveting tale of how a family held the country to ransom for 10 long years. Was Dr. Singh just a regent who was holding on to the PM’s chair till the time heir was ready? Watch the official trailer of #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister, based on an insider’s account, releasing on 11 Jan,” the BJP tweeted along with the trailer.

Commenting on the matter, Congress MP, PL Punia said it is “a BJP game”.

“This is a BJP game, they know 5 years are about to complete and they have nothing to show to the people, so they are using these tactics to divert attention,” said Punia.

Meanwhile, former prime minister Manmohan Singh declined to comment anything on the development.  

Commenting on the protest by the Congress party, actor Anupam Kher who is in the lead role said, reported ANI, "More they protest, more publicity they will give to the film. The book has been out since 2014, no protests were held since then, so the film is based on that." 

In another related but different development, Madhya Pradesh Congress may not allow the film to release in the state.

"I have written a letter to the director, we strongly object to the name and what was shown in the trailer. We want to see the film prior to release or else won't let it release in the state," ANI quoted Syed Zafar of MP Congress as saying.  

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