Padmavati row: Film banned in Madhya Pradesh, says CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

In the latest development on the Padmavati row, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the film won’t be allowed to release in Madhya Pradesh.

Chouhan said that a film which has “distorted facts” about Rajput queen Padmavati and shows or says anything to disrespect her, will not be released in Madhya Pradesh.

“The insult will not be tolerated,” Chouhan said, eliciting a rousing applause from the audience. While calling Padmavati ‘Rashtra Mata’ (mother of the nation) Chouhan said, “The film which distorts facts and disrespects ‘Rashta Mata’ Padmavati will not be allowed to screen in any part of Madhya Pradesh.”

He said even if the movie is passed by the censor board for release in the country, it won’t make it to the screens in the state.

His comment followed a meeting he had with representatives of the Rajput community on Monday morning.
According to sources, Madhya Pradesh BJP President Nandkumar Singh Chauhan led a group of Rajput community representatives, to discuss the Padmavati issue with Chouhan.

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