Gujarat unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday “corrected” a faux pas it committed earlier this week, while declaring the names of three conveners of the party’s Professional Cell, calling one of them, Gunjan, as son of former Chief Minister of Gujarat and senior Congress leader late Chhabildasbhai Mehta.
On Thursday, the party corrected the “mistake” in another statement, after it was pointed out by a grandson of the late CM that Gunjan is not son of the late CM Chhabildas Mehta, but “a far distant relative of the family”.
On July 6, Gujarat BJP issued a press release announcing names of conveners of different cells of the party. It named Gunjanbhai Chhabildasbhai Mehta as one of the three conveners of party’s Professional Cell. Following the release, general secretary of Gujarat BJP, Pradipsinh Vaghela, confirmed to that Gunjan is the son of former Chief Minister of Gujarat, Chhabildas Mehta.