Social media flooded with jokes on Anupam Kher’s Accidental Prime Minister after BJP lends official support to film

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The BJP came under fire on Thursday after its official Twitter handle promoted The Accidental Prime Minister, the film on Manmohan Singh. While posting the trailer of The Accidental Prime Minister, the official handle of BJP wrote, “Riveting tale of how a family held the country to ransom for 10 long years. Was Dr Singh just a regent who was holding on to the PM’s chair till the time heir was ready? Watch the official trailer of #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister, based on an insider’s account, releasing on 11 Jan!.”

This evoked strong reactions from journalists and opposition leaders, with many asking if the BJP had financed the film to extract the electoral advantage in the election year. Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted sarcastically, “Can’t wait for when they make The Insensitive Prime Minister. So much worse than being the accidental one.”

Rashtriya Janata Dal tweeted from its official Twitter handle, “Propaganda and Financial Partner- BJP.”

Journalist Nikhil Wagle sought to remind that the director of The Accidental Prime Minister Vijay Ratnakar Gutte and his father Ratnakar were arrested for GST fraud. As reported by Janta Ka Reporter, the Directorate General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence had arrested Vijay Ratnakar Gutte, also a son of sugar baron Ratnakar Gutte for GST fraud worth Rs 34 crore.

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Union I&B Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore defended his party’s decision to lend its official support to the film. He was quoted by news agency ANI, “Can’t we extend our wishes for a film? Congress has been all for freedom, why is it questioning that freedom now?”

Manmohan Singh too was asked about the film, but he chose to not answer the reporter’s question.

The film also Akshay Khanna, whose father Vinod Khanna was a BJP MP from Punjab until his death.

Here are some of the tweets targeting BJP and the film:

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