New Delhi, Nov 28: The Supreme Court today again gave a rap to the government and mushrooming enthusiasts who have made Padmavati an agenda to further their ulterior motives.
Supreme Court dismisses petition filed by a lawyer, Manohar Lal Sharma, seeking stay on the release of film. While dismissing Sharma's petition seeking stay on Padmavati's release, SC observed, "When matter is pending for CBFC's consideration, how can persons holding public offices comment on whether CBFC should issue certificate or not? It'll prejudice decision making of CBFC."
In a clear indication to the heads of state who have jumped the line in taking an extreme side The APex Court sai, "All concerned people, holding responsible posts must be guided by rule of law and shouldn't venture into to passing comments on films which haven't been cleared by CBFC. It'll prejudice minds of board members while taking a decision." Discussion within the citizenry is a different thing, but how can people in responsible positions issue such statements, it said.
Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh ha openly said that the film will not be released in their respective states.
News24Bureau with Agencies