Congress on Saturday hit out at I&B Minister Arun Jaitley for making government's "problems with Censor Board into UPA versus NDA issue" and asked what stopped it from sacking the Board members over the last eight months if it felt that the appointments were politicised.
The AAP on Saturday accused the BJP-led Centre of undermining the institutional autonomy of various bodies in the wake of the controversy over of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Censor Board members resigning en masse.
There were more resignations in the Censor Board with nine members putting in their papers protesting alleged government interference, a charge rejected by I&B minister Arun Jaitley saying the government maintains an "arm's length distance" from functioning of the Board.
After Leela Samson and fellow member Ira Bhaskar, eminent filmmaker Shaji N Karun has resigned as member of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) pledging solidarity with them and expressing "gross dissatisfaction" at the functioning of the body.
After Leela Samson resigned from the post of Censor Board chief Thursday evening, Ira Bhaskar, a member of the board has reportedly quit over the clearance to Dera Sacha Sauda Chief- Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s film –‘MSG- Messenger of God’.
Leela Samson announced her resignation as the Chief of the Censor Board Thursday night thereby stirring a fresh controversy. Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore while addressing the media Friday morning spoke about the issue.
Dera Saccha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's film 'Messenger Of God' has sparked yet another controversy. The film after failing to get Censor clearance amid protest from various groups has now reportedly got a green signal from Film Certification Apellate Tribunal (FCAT).
Amidst reports that controversial film "Messenger of God" featuring Dera Saccha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in lead role has been cleared by Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT), Censor Board chief Leela Samson on Thursday night said she has decided to resign.
The Censor Board has decided to refer the decision related to clearance to film 'Messenger of God', featuring Dera Saccha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, to the Film Certification Apellate Tribunal (FCAT).
Be it on expensive TV commercials, internet space, popular social networking sites, posters, other audio-video mediums or his followers dressed in colourful MSG attire moving around in malls - he is all over.