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NamoTV: Ban sought on Narendra Modi's personal news channel during Model Code of Conduct

NamoTV: Ban sought on Narendra Modi's personal news channel during Model Code of Conduct

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Following an app, web pages, social media pages and the like on incumbent prime minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Narendra Modi, a TV channel has been launched called NaMo TV.

The Modi government has given the channel permission to air but no specifics has been aired as to when it sought permission, was granted the permission and how it is being funded. This has raised concern on social media since its launch and both the Aam Admi Party and the Indian National Congress have complained to the Election Commission of India and other authorities.

The AAP is particularly concerned about it violating a level-playing field for the elections; the Congress has urged that its expense should be booked under Narendra Modi's expenses for the elections as a candidate . There are other issues that both have raised regarding the new channel.

Read the Telegraph report here 

The channel's website has a lot of information that give the government's answers to many of the questions raised by the public, press and the opposition. As such, it would be up to the ECI to decide if it were a propaganda channel for the candidate.

Watch the coverage by Dilli Tak here

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