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BJP leader defends 'The Accidental Prime Minister'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

BJP national R P Singh defended the film, "The Prime Minister", on Sunday, claiming that former never took a stand for and kept "silent" when the scuttled the process of justice for the of 1984, after a Sikh body asked the community to boycott the movie for its "facetious" portrayal of Singh.

The had objected to Singh's facetious portrayal in the film Saturday with its Manjinder Singh saying the former had made the Sikh community and proud during his 10-year tenure on the top post and the movie "spoils" his image.

"For those who say the PM demeans ji as a Sikh, should tell when did he ever take a stand for As a PM he stayed silent when the scuttled the process of justice for @SikhGenocide84. He was also silent when tickets were given to Sajjan & Tytler," R P Singh wrote on

He also sought to know which tenets of Sikhism allowed overlooking corruption "under your nose while your bosses loot public money".

The film, based on a book of the same name written by Sanjaya Baru, has been dubbed by the as a part of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) propaganda against the opposition party, while various leaders of the saffron party have promoted it on

Baru was Manmohan Singh's when the latter was the

The film hit the screens on January 11.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 19:15 IST
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