Jignesh Mevani asks 1 reporter to leave press conference, all of them do

File photo of Jignesh Mevani. Photograph:( DNA )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 16, 2018, 04.59 PM (IST)

In a show of solidarity, all the TV journalists at a press conference being addressed by new Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani left the conference after he asked one of them to leave. 

The conference was being held in Chennai.

Mevani was interacting with students and academicians in Qaid-e-Millat International Academy of Media Studies in Chennai, after which he held a press meet,  from which he asked the reporter -- from an English TV news channel -- to remove his equipment and leave.

He further said that he would not talk in presence of that reporter as it is "his policy."

The reporter said that as he was setting up his mic, Mevani saw his TV channel's logo and asked him to leave. PTI reported the reporter as saying that he just wanted a general byte but Mevani refused to talk to him.

The other reporters at the conference then told Mevani that he could not dictate terms to journalists and left the conference.

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