Mamata censures media, denies film ban

Our Bureau Kolkata | Updated on November 05, 2012 Published on November 05, 2012

At Star Theatre in Kolkata, the screening of the film ‘Teen Kanya’ had been cancelled. — Photo: Sushanta Patronobish   -  Business Line

The West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee, on Monday lambasted the media for spreading misinformation about the Government.

According to her, “a section of the media” with vested interests is colluding with her political opponents in order to malign the State Government. Her comments come in the backdrop of reports that the State Government had banned the screening of a movie related to a rape incident. “It is becoming clear that a section of the so-called media has been raising non-issues for their own vested interests, the sole purpose of which is to malign the present Government with disinformation, misinformation and concocted stories. It is being done in collusion with political parties like CPI (M) and the Congress,” Banerjee wrote in a Facebook wall post.

Clarifying that the Government has not banned the screening of the film in question ( Teen Kanya) and other cinema halls across the State were showing it, she said, it was a “well-designed campaign against the Government to embarrass and humiliate it.”

Published on November 05, 2012
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