The Congress Party has slammed Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra and State Government after Bajrang Dal attack sets of Prakash Jha’s Web Series – Ashram-3.

“If anyone had objections related to content or name of web series, one could have expressed his reservations through peaceful means. There are many ways to express disagreement over an issue but the way crew members were beaten and dragged demonstrates a crumbled law and order situation in MP,” said state Congress media coordinator Narendra Saluja.

Saluja said when controversy erupted during the shooting of film, A suitable boy, state home minister Narottam Mishra had said that guidelines will be made for the shooting of web series and films in Madhya Pradesh. “But no steps were taken in this direction, no monitoring was done that led to this unpleasant situation,” he added.

“Home minister and state government should clear their stand – whether they are with film unit or with hooligans,” added Saluja.

He further said that Modi-Bhakt (supporter of Prime Minister) Akshay Kumar is shooting in Mahakal temple premises in Ujjain without obstacles while another unit in Bhopal is being attacked. “This exposes dual approach of state government,” he added.

Madhya Pradesh’s natural beauty and photogenic spots have become favorite locations for filmmakers but such incidents will send negative messages in the film industry thereby hampering its scope in the state, according to Congress.