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EC panel rejects Cong ad films for 'direct attack' on BJP, AAP

PTI  New Delhi, November 02, 2013
First Published: 20:59 IST(2/11/2013) | Last Updated: 01:46 IST(3/11/2013)

The Election Commission's media certification and monitoring committee (MCMC) has rejected three short advertisement films submitted by the Congress after finding that they made direct attacks on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

According to sources in Delhi's chief electoral office, Congress had submitted CDs of four short films and a radio jingle to MCMC for approval on Friday.

But the committee gave its nod to only one of the short films along with the radio jingle, rejecting the rest of the films for making direct attacks on the BJP and AAP.

One of the rejected films is titled, 'Woh sapne dikhate hain, hum karke dikhate hain'. The film features two persons — Vijay and Arvind. While one of them is shown wearing an AAP cap, the other dons the BJP scarf.

It shows what is supposed to be an AAP worker talking about electricity rates in Delhi and a BJP member discussing electricity rates in the states where the party is in power. Both characters agree that electricity rates in Delhi were cheaper than that in other states.

Finally, acknowledging the above, both the BJP and AAP worker put on Congress scarves.

"We have rejected three films as they have tried to project that the BJP and AAP were working together and, in some of the films, even personal names have been used," a senior official said.

MCMC, headed by Neeraj Bharti, the additional chief electoral officer, has asked Congress to change the contents of the films.

MCMC keeps a watch on election-related news and features appearing in the print and electronic media ahead of the assembly polls.

 

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