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31 Mar 2020, 01:53 HRS IST
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  • BJP leader demands apology over Cong MLA's remark on Sitharaman

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0:14 HRS IST

Ahmedabad, Feb 19 (PTI)
A BJP leader in Gujarat demanded an apology from a Congress MLA on Wednesday for wrongly suggesting that Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had linked the coronavirus epidemic with inflation.

The controversy erupted after first-time MLA from Dhoraji seat of Rajkot Lalit Vasoya shared a Gujarati newspaper's front page on his Facebook account and also made some remarks. The headline of the newspaper read - 'Inflation will rise due to Coronavirus: Finance Minister Sitharaman'.

However, the finance minister had not made any such reference during the reported event.

Attending a meeting of representatives of various industrial sectors in Delhi, Sitharaman had said, "There are no concerns about price rise so far due to coronavirus".

Taking a strong exception to the MLA's remarks, Rajkot BJP leader Raju Dhruv demanded an apology.

"Vasoya showcased his sick mentality by making such comments. I condemn his remarks and demand his apology," he said.

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