We should not be surprised that the BBC is again up to its old mischiefs. It is important to note that the controversy over BBC’s malignant attack on Narendra Modi was amplified by a section of the Indian media and civil society and that the grand old party’s predictable response is predictable because it has given up fighting Modi politically and hopes exogenous factors will remove Modi from office.
The anti-India lobby just wants to get rid of P.M Narendra Modi.
The BBC documentary ‘The Modi Question’ against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been criticized as sensationalistic and for its reliance on unreliable sources. The British documentary paints a negative picture of Modi and his government using the divisive subject of the Gujarat riots of 2002.
Geopolitical specialists and policy nerds call attention to the fact that Modi’s contributions to India’s progress are completely ignored in the documentary. The Goods and Services Tax, the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, and the Digital India program are examples of this. In summary, the documentary has drawn flak for being biased, and one-sided, and for failing to portray Modi and his government accurately.
The BBC was referred to as a “coward” in a tweet by the Congress party’s official account.
It seems dissatisfied that it was not allowed to spread malicious propaganda by a foreign power from a nation that previously subjugated us. It underscores the frustration of a party that has suffered setbacks and is stumped by the Modi threat.
The Congress’s position on the entire affair also betrays a lack of respect for the Indian court, which cleared Modi, the former chief minister of Gujarat, after years of careful examination. About the Gujarat riots, Modi fared better in both the political and legal trials. The desperation of Congress can be seen in their current hope that a dubious documentary based on a previously unreleased “secret” British foreign office report will do the “job.”
Regarding the BBC, former foreign secretary and diplomat Kanwal Sibal tweeted on Thursday that he was “informed of shenanigans by the UK mission.” The UK mission “sent their ambassador to Gujarat and sent a very slanted report to EU envoys in Delhi,” according to Sibal, who claimed to have been “briefed by an EU envoy.” According to a tweet from Sibal, he “warned missions in Delhi to not interfere in our internal issues.”
How can a foreign government undertake a secret inquiry in another country? Sibal questioned in response to the “secret” UK government report on the Gujarat riots. Did they send any undercover agents? How could such a spot check occur without the Indian government being aware?
After a drawn-out probe by the highest court’s designated special investigation team, Modi was cleared by the court in 2021. (SIT). Last year, a different petition challenging the judgment was denied, and the Supreme Court stated that “all those involved in such abuse of procedure deserve to be in the dock” even though it rejected the petition because it was driven by “ulterior objectives.”
The BBC documentary, which India’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has criticized as reflecting a “colonial mindset” and a “propaganda piece designed to push a particular discredited narrative,” is centered on remarks made by Jack Straw, the former British foreign secretary who served in the Tony Blair administration and is believed to have initiated the secret investigation.
This Jack Straw is the same one who created WMD proof to support a war on Iraq and was accused of spreading false information by citizens of his nation. This Jack Straw is the same one who retaliated against reporters for exposing his falsehoods. This Jack Straw is the same one that was charged in the Chilcot Report.
Therefore, a portion of Indians is applauding the “revelations” since they throw unfounded aspersions on a leader they love to despise. The so-called documentary was produced by a foreign company based on the “findings” of a confirmed liar who suffers from an imperialist delusion.