Moily: ‘Indu Sarkar’ will hurt sen­ti­ments of Cong men; this is what PM wants

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‘Indu Sarkar’, a film on Emer­gency to be re­leased on Fri­day, will hurt sen­ti­ments of many Con­gress­men and that is what the “present Prime Min­is­ter wants”, vet­eran Congress leader M Veer­appa Moily said on Sunday.

Indu Sarkar, based on the 1975-77 Emer­gency pe­riod, has evoked strong crit­i­cism and protest from the Congress Party.

The Congress’ ap­pre­hen­sions are over the por­trayal of its vet­er­ans like Indira Gandhi, San­jay Gandhi and other se­nior lead­ers of the party in the film.

Film­maker Mad­hur Bhan­darkar, how­ever, had said he would in­clude a dis­claimer in ‘Indu Sarkar’, stat­ing that the film is mostly fic­tional.

Talk­ing to PTI, Moily said the up­com­ing film will hurt sen­ti­ments of Con­gress­men. “It hurts the sen­ti­ments of many of the Con­gress­men and that is what the present Prime Min­is­ter wants. Ul­ti­mately, it will (hurt) him (Naren­dra Modi).

“All these ru­inous activities help in exit of the BJP. More and more they do it, more the exit door will be opened for the BJP,” he said.

The film, fea­tur­ing Kirti Kul­hari in lead, has also run into trou­ble with the Cen­tral Board of Film Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion (CBFC), which has de­manded 14 cuts in the movie.

Bhan­darkar has been given a se­cu­rity cover by the Ma­ha­rash­tra gov­ern­ment in the wake of sev­eral protests against the film.

The for­mer Union min­is­ter Moily fur­ther said a per­cep­tion is be­ing cre­ated that the Congress is not pro­vid­ing a strong op­po­si­tion to the BJP.

“There is no exit door in pol­i­tics. There is no exit door for the Congress but there is al­ways for the BJP,” said the strong­man from Kar­nataka. He claimed that the Congress will again form the gov­ern­ment in Kar­nataka un­der the lead­er­ship of Chief Min­is­ter Sid­dara­ma­iah.

The As­sem­bly elec­tion in the state is sched­uled to take place next year. PTI

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