Raipur/Ranchi, Sept 20: BJP-ruled Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh today decided to ban the screening of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Raheem Singh's film "MSG-2" in the state.
Official sources in Raipur said that Chief Minister Raman Singh has taken a decision to ban the film in Chhattisgarh considering the sentiments of local tribal communities.
The officials added that a delegation of tribal representatives led by state Forest Minister Mahesh Gagda met the Chief Minister and sought a ban on the film.
The delegation had told Raman Singh that the film has hurt the sentiments of the tribal community and therefore the movie should be banned in the state.
A Ranchi report said Jharkhand government banned the film citing some "objectionable" dialogues in the movie against tribal communities.
Chief Minister Raghubar Das issued the order to impose ban on the film which was released in the state yesterday, an official release said.
"Playing with the sentiments of tribals or people of any section of the society will not be allowed...screening of the controversial film will not be allowed in the state," Das said in a statement.
The film is a sequel to the "MSG: The Messenger" released earlier in the same year.