BJP takes offence to Tamil satire TV reveal ‘insulting’ PM Modi

A satire by kids as element of their performance in a fact display telecast on a popular Tamil entertainment channel has the Tamil Nadu BJP fuming with its leaders taking objection to the content asserting they “belittle” Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In the display telecast on Zee Tamil, two babies acting as a King and minister talk approximately an imaginary country ‘Sindhia’, wherein its ruler had declared a war on black cash which ended in failure, which the BJP interprets as a direct attack on demonetisation. The minister also talks about how unpopular the King is in a few parts of his country, in particular the Southern region, and that americans would have been happier if he had never attained the throne. Video clippings of the satire have now gone viral on social media, specially on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, because Sunday. Several leaders of the Tamil Nadu BJP demanded movement against Zee Tamil, the judges on the reveal and others who were concerned in directing and producing the show.

As a result, the Union Ministry for Information and Broadcasting on Monday evening issued a note to Zee Entertainment based mostly on a complaint with regard to the reveal and asked the channel to respond through seven days. It was Tamil Nadu BJP President K Annamalai who first took objection to the satire, announcing the content had insulted Prime Minister Modi. He spoke of in a tweet on Sunday evening that Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting L Murugan had confident essential motion on the remember as the satire reveal “belittled” Modi. Soon, Twitter became dotted with messages attacking Annamalai and BJP for taking satire “too seriously.” Many Twitter users needed to know why the BJP turned into insinuating that the satire changed into targeted at Modi while the kids did not mention his name in the demonstrate. They also attacked the BJP for its “double-standards” on freedom of speech, pointing to the party’s complaint of the ruling DMK whilst it arrested YouTuber Maridhas for his comments on the crash of the Indian Air Force’s chopper in Tamil Nadu on December 8. “I theory those were fictional characters… @annamalai_k says this is @narendramodi ji and @nsitharaman ji (the characters in the video). What makes him believe so?” Tamil Nadu Congress Committee General Secretary Lakshmi Ramachandran asked and shared the video clip. In a letter to Zee Entertainment, C T R Nirmal Kumar, President of Tamil Nadu BJP IT Wing, demanded a public apology from the channel, manufacturer of the reveal and mentors of the toddlers for “deliberately making obnoxious comments” about the Prime Minister and sacking of the adult responsible for the content.  He also said young children cannot be used to push “someone’s political agenda.” “It is glaring that the channel made no effort to curtail this blatant misinformation passed casually and that too thru young little ones.

In an effort to outrun their fellow participants, these little ones simply do what is told to them,” Nirmal Kumar pointed out.Check out latest DH movies here