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'Biased Reporting': British MP Slams BBC for Series Targeting Narendra Modi

© Twitter/@narendramodiNarendra Modi addressing the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention in Indore
Narendra Modi addressing the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention in Indore - Sputnik India, 1920, 19.01.2023
The UK's state broadcaster BBC has been on several occasions accused of targeting the Modi government in the past.
British Parliamentarian Lord Rami Ranger has slammed the BBC for its new television series targeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"@BBC 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," Rami wrote on Twitter.
He further stated that the BBC's two-part show against the Indian leader was "ill thought-out" and not just insulted the world's largest democracy, but could spark tensions between Hindus and Muslims living in the United Kingdom.
"Your program is ill-thought-out. It insults the largest democracy & 5th largest economy in the world. It fuels hatred between British Hindus & Muslims. You sure know how to score own goal by damaging societal cohesion in Britain," Rami, a prominent member of the House of Lords, the upper house of the British parliament, said in another tweet.
The description of the BBC series alleges that relations between Prime Minister Modi and India's Muslim minority have never been friendly.
"A look at the tensions between Indian PM Narendra Modi and India's Muslim minority, investigating claims about his role in 2002 riots that left over a thousand dead," the introduction to the series reads.
However, it isn't the first time the BBC has been called out for its one-sided views on Modi and his government: in February 2020, the channel faced scathing criticism for claiming the Delhi Police was directly involved with Hindu groups in inciting violence against Muslims during the sectarian clashes in Delhi that took place at that time.