PM Modi Documentary: Rishi Sunak shuts down Pakistan minister in UK Parliament
New Delhi : Rishi Sunak was seen defending the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in UK Parliament. When questions were raised over a documentary by BBC over PM Modi and 2002 Gujarat riots, Mr Sunak said that he doesn't agree with "the characterisation of his Indian counterpart".
Rishi Sunak's remark came over questions raised by Pakistan MP Imran Hussain in the UK Parliament.
"The UK government's position on this has been clear and long-standing and hasn't changed, of course, we don't tolerate persecution where it appears anywhere but I am not sure I agree at all with the characterization that the honourable gentleman has put forward to," he said while responding to Hussain's question on the BBC report.
BBC had telecasted 2 parts of the documentary targeting Prime Minister Modi and 2002 Gujarat riots. The documentary created a lot of stir and received a backlash from people, after which it was removed from all the platforms.
A prominent UK Citizen Lord Rami Ranger said the "BBC caused a great deal of hurt to over a billion Indians."
Condemning the biased reporting of BBC, Rami tweeted, "@BBCNews You have caused a great deal of hurt to over a billion Indians It insults a democratically elected@PMOIndia Indian Police & the Indian judiciary. We condemn the riots and loss of life & also condemn your biased reporting."
Ministry of External Affairs also shared a feedback over the documentary and called it a "biased piece."
MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, "We think this is a propaganda piece. This has no objectivity. This is biased. Do note that this hasn't been screened in India. We don't want to answer more on this so that this doesn't get much dignity."
He also said that the documentary is targeted to spread a false narrative against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.