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Modi is not my guru, says Maninagar Cong candidate

Photo: Javed Raja Jatin Kella comes out of election office after filing his nomination in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. (Source: Photo: Javed Raja)
By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Posted: August 28, 2014 4:00 am | Updated: August 28, 2014 10:42 am

Congress candidate from Maninagar Assembly constituency Jatin Kella has clarified that he never said that “Prime Minister Narendra Modi is my guru”. He made these clarifications after a local TV channel aired comments ascribing to him a statement in which he had been quoted saying that “Narendra Modi is my guru”. He is the senior Congress leader Vijay Kella.

Speaking to The Indian Express, he said that the reporter of the channel asked him as to “what do you think of Modi?”

An advocate by profession, 30-year-old Kella said that he refused to make any comment on it by saying that “Modi is of the age of my father, who is my only guru, and hence I don’t want to make any comment on him.”

But the TV channel wrongly quoted him as saying that “Modi is my guru”, he said. He alleged that the channel had not aired his full sentences and aired only certain portions of it that led to debate in political circles. “What the channel has reported is not true,” Kella added.

The TV reporter had talked to Kella near Bhaironath in Maninagar when he was on his way to filing his nomination on Wednesday. However, he claimed that he would give a tough fight to BJP.

When asked to comment on this controversy, GPCC spokesperson Manish Doshi said, “I am not aware of it and hence, I can’t comment on it.”

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