Vasundhara Raje Scindia had declared that Padmavat will not be released in the state "respecting the sentiments of the people of Rajasthan".
Is Rajasthan CM opposing Centre by not allowing Padmavat to be released, asks Raj Babbar
New Delhi - 10 Jan 2018 10:44 IST
With Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia declaring that Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavat will not be released in her state, the Congress on Tuesday, 9 January, said there was a conflict between the central and state governments on the issue.
"For us, the release of any film means it has been certified by the censor board (Central Board of Film Certification). The government of India should ask Vasundhara ji if she is opposed to the information and broadcasting ministry. The censor board, which comes under the ministry, has given a certificate to release the film," Congress leader Raj Babbar said.
"Is she not opposing the central government by not allowing the film to be released (in Rajasthan)? This is a conflict between the central and state governments. She should reply to this," Babbar added.
Scindia on Monday, 8 January, had said Padmavati, renamed as Padmavat, will not be released in cinema halls across the state "respecting the sentiments of the people of Rajasthan".