India has banned the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi but the truth cannot be hidden, Rahul Gandhi said at a press briefing on Tuesday.

“The Modi Question (the BBC series on PM) has been banned by the Indian government. The Ministry of External Affairs’ stand has been defensive. So I think this is the politics of intolerance,” Gandhi said.

“The truth cannot be hidden. The truth shines. We are a democratic country. No matter how much you hide the truth, it will prevail,” he asserted.

Union government led by Modi has dismissed the Modi series by the UK’s official broadcaster, calling the documentary biased and without objective.

On Saturday, the Union government moved to block YouTube channels and Twitter accounts that posted the series and said that the BBC’s two-part series is a “propaganda piece designed to push a particular discredited narrative”.

The Opposition, however, has called the Centre’s move to ban the screening of the series ‘imposition of censorship’, with Trinamool Congress leaders posting the link to the series from their official Twitter accounts.

The BBC has defended their production as a well researched piece and stood by the film.

As elections scheduled in seven states in india and General election announcement to be made in next 400 days the Modi serious assumed to bring more head ache for BJP according to inside party sources