BJP vs Zee Tamil: The saffron party attacks the kids show that alleged to have mocked PM Modi!

Fury escalates as several BJP leaders have been slamming the kids show that was aired on Zee Tamil in which two contestants had allegedly mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi in their skit. As the video of the skit has been going viral on social media, the saffron party has been furthering its attack against the show and the matter has now reached the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. 

According to reports, the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has issued a notice to Zee Entertainment Enterprises in which it has sought the latter's response regarding the complaint filed by CTR Nirmal Kumar, who is the president of Tamil Nadu BJP's IT and Social Media wing. While the video of the skit has drawn more attention, several social media users have staunchly reacted against the BJP's move of attacking the kids' show in a fashion that the party's lack of intolerance. 

In his complaint, CTR Nirmal Kumar has said that awful comments were made against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the show. The notice issued by the Ministry to Zee Entertainment states that the Ministry has received a complaint against the telecast of a TV programme Junior Super Star season four on January 15 by Zee Tamil TV channel. The notice has directed the Zee Channel to provide its comments on the complaint to this Ministry within a period of seven days, failing which further action will be initiated. 

The BJP has alleged that two child contestants, who performed a skit in Junior Super Star season four, were mocking the Prime Minister. One of the kids was dressed up as a king and the other as a minister and were seen making fun of the ruler of a country 'Sindhiya'. The visuals on social media that run for over six minutes had shown that two of them are narrating the story of a king who demonetized the currency notes in his efforts to end black money.  

The kid who played a minister said that the king had failed in ending the black money and instead, he was fond of wearing jackets in different colours and travelling around the world. In the video, the audience and judges were seen laughing and lauding the kids' performances. On the other hand, after the video was spread rampantly, the BJP has claimed that the kids' show had mocked the Prime Minister over his policies of demonization.

CTR Nirmal Kumar had written to the Chief Cluster Officer of Zee Enterprises, Siju Prabhakaran in which the BJP leader said that the children were deliberately asked to make these comments against the Prime Minister and he went on to accuse the channel of not taking any action to prevent the misinformation that was being spread against the Prime Minister. In his letter, Nirmal Kumar further claimed that when he approached the judges of the show who lauded the kids, they had said that it was not their reaction to the performance and claimed that their reactions for other performances were edited and added here in the video. 

While the video has become the talk of the town in the state, veteran BJP leader Pon Radhakrishnan said no children should be made to get involved in such acts. Addressing the reporters in Trichy on Tuesday - January 18, Radhakrishnan said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been taking clear decisions for the future based on the current situation. Mocking his decisions is not acceptable. Media have to change themselves. They shouldn't get children involved in such acts and why the kids should be involved in politics?."

Tamil Nadu BJP President K Annamalai has thanked his predecessor and Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, L Murugan for taking action and issuing notice to Zee Entertainment over the kids' show that mocked the Prime Minister. Taking to Twitter, Annamalai wrote, "Thank you Hon Min Shri Murugan avl for standing for justice. Let the process be fair to both parties. Let children be not used for any propaganda. That's our wish! We hold the media in highest esteem and @BJP4TamilNadu will continue to do that."