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EC urged to stop 'Lakshmi's NTR' till Andhra elections

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The was Tuesday urged to stop the release of Telugu movie "Lakshmi's NTR" on the ground that this could impact the coming Lok Sabha and assembly elections in

In his petition to the poll panel, Devibabu Choudhary, a of ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP), sought orders to stop the controversial movie of well-known filmmaker which is slated for release on March 22.

Choudhary lodged a complaint against the film which is based on events that occurred in party founder and former N.T. Rama Rao's life after his second marriage.

He complained that the film has portrayed TDP and in negative light and this could influence the voters and demanded that the film's release be stopped till April 11.

The has forwarded the petition to the state's for his consideration and necessary action.

Elections to the 175-member and all 25 Lok Sabha seats are scheduled to be held on April 11 - in the first phase of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections.

"Lakshmi's NTR" is about NTR's second marriage to Lakshmi Parvathi, TDP's landslide victory in 1994 elections and the revolt led by his Chandrababu Naidu in August 1995 and NTR's death a few months later.

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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 21:08 IST
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