BJP’s promotion of ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ mere political stunt: Amarinder Singh

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Punjab, Dec 30 :
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday alleged the BJP’s “promotion” of the biopic ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ is a mere political stunt by the party and a “desperate” effort to undermine the Congress ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Several Opposition parties, especially the Congress, have denounced the BJP for tweeting out the trailer of the film, a political drama based on a book written by former prime minister Manmohan Singh’s media advisor Sanjaya Baru, last week.
The biopic stars Anupam Kher as Manmohan Singh and Akshaye Khanna as Sanjaya Baru. The trailer of the movie shows Singh as a victim of the Congress’s internal politics ahead of the 2014 general elections.
Amarinder Singh in a statement said the BJP’s attempt to project Manmohan Singh as a “weak and docile” prime minister is “not only childish but brazenly politically motivated”.
“It clearly shows their desperation and frustration in the face of an imminent defeat in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections,” the Punjab chief minister said.
Amarinder Singh said the BJP needed to accept that they had lost the support of people and it cannot be earned back by doing “cheap politics”.
“Even the worst critics of Dr. Singh could not find fault with him and the BJP was merely using the movie … as a pawn in a futile attempt to undermine the Congress in view of the upcoming parliamentary elections,” the statement quoted him as saying.

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