Vyapam scam: MP minister Vijayvargiya defends 'Is journalist bigger than me' remark

UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2015 03:33 PM IST
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While responding to a question on journalist Akshay Singh's death, Madhya Pradesh minister Kailash Vijayvargiya said at a press conference on Sunday, "Forget that journalist (who died). Is he a bigger journalist than me?" After his remarks triggered controversy, Vijavargiya told ANI on Monday, "My statement has been twisted. I was joking with some other journalist, it was not about the late Akshay Singh. I strongly condemn this." Akshay Singh, an India Today Group journalist, died in mysterious circumstances in Jhabua district in Madhya Pradesh, soon after interviewing the family of a girl who was found dead after her name figured in the massive admission and recruitment scandal.

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