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Guj minister hits out at media for queries on joining BJP

A Gujarat minister, who had recently switched from the Congress to the BJP, Saturday was in the eye of a storm for tongue-lashing journalists. Jawahar Chavda, former Congress MLA from Manavadar seat and current minister in the Vijay Rupani government, told a public gathering that journalists pestered him with queries on why he switched sides. Addressing a gathering in Rajkot, he said, Journalists still ask this question as to why he (referring to himself) left Congress to join BJP, why you joined BJP, what was the grievance. I said taara baap (your father, referring to himself) never had any grievance. A video clip of the incident went viral on social media platforms, following which Chavda apologised, but at the same time accused the media of being selective in its reportage. I apologise. My intention was not to hurt anybody. But my biggest question is you showed only three seconds of my twenty minute speech, Chavda contended. Congress leaders Alpesh Thakor and ...

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