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Youth Cong protests screening of 'Accidental Prime Minister'

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Youth activists on Friday staged protests outside a movie halls here against the screening of the film "The Accidental Prime Minister" which is based on the tenure of former PM Singh.

However, the disapproved the action and said the party would never "oppose freedom of speech", which it values deeply as part of its ideology.

Youth activists staged a protest outside a movie hall here and burnt posters of the film. They also raised slogans against the actors and the of the film.

The film, which was released today, features as former Singh. The film is based on Singh's then media 2014 memoir of the same name and details Singhs relationship with the Congress partys Gandhi family.

"This is nothing but a propaganda film to show former Singh and Congress party in poor light. We condemn it," a youth Congress activist said.

However, the unit in a statement disapproved their actions.

"The official stand of the on the 'Accidental Prime Minister' is that we have nothing to do with it. Our has instructed us that we as a party will never oppose freedom of speech, which we value deeply, as part of our ideology.

"In the recent years, we have fallen victim to propaganda and we firmly believe that the people who watch the movie will see through the vile propaganda at play," the state unit of the Congress said in a statement.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 14:10 IST