“Truth always comes out”: Rahul Gandhi on BBC documentary ban

24 January, 2023 | Pragati Singh

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Rahul Gandhi attacked the Centre over a BBC documentary against PM Modi, saying that barring the press could not "suppress" the truth from getting out.

On Tuesday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi attacked the Centre over a BBC documentary against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that barring the press could not “suppress” the truth from getting out.
Gandhi’s comments come after the Centre banned a BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling it a “propaganda piece” aimed to peddle a discredited narrative.

“The truth always comes out. No amount of banning the Press and using institutions like ED and CBI against people can suppress the truth from coming out,” Gandhi said. India condemned the controversial BBC documentary series on Prime Minister Modi last week.

“We think this is a propaganda piece designed to push a particular discredited narrative. The bias, lack of objectivity, and frankly continuing colonial mindset are blatantly visible,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said during a weekly media briefing on January 19.

According to the MEA spokeswoman, the documentary is a reflection of those who are peddling this story once more. Meanwhile, in a strong response to the BBC documentary on Saturday, more than 300 eminent Indians, including retired judges, bureaucrats, and veterans of the armed forces, signed a statement condemning the British national broadcaster for displaying “unrelenting prejudice” toward India and its leader.

Earlier today, Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju made a scathing attack apparently on a BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi which has sparked controversy since its release, and said some people have still not gotten over their “colonial intoxication” and for them “whites” are still their “rulers”.

“For some people, the white rulers are still the masters whose decision on India is final and not the decision of the Supreme Court of India or the will of the people of India,” Rijiju tweeted in Hindi tagging his earlier tweet on the minority in the country, who he claimed were moving forward with positivity.