Modi gets more sway in India's new-look movie censor panel

January 20, 2015 10:52 AM

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Modi gets more sway in India's new-look movie censor panel

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian politicians, writers and Bollywood film-makers linked to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party have been named to the censorship panel, battling allegations they were hand-picked by a pro-Hindu government with a partisan agenda.

Pahlaj Nihalani, a movie producer, was chosen as chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification on Monday along with nine new members to replace incumbents who quit last week citing government interference.

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