Mumbai, Sep 14 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Varun Gandhi Monday termed media reports linking him with a television reality show as "an attempt to misuse his name to garner publicity".
In a statement issued through his spokesperson here this evening, Gandhi denied that he was joining reality show "Bigg Boss" and said he had nothing to do with any reality show on any private channel.
"The least that is expected of responsible media organizations is that they correctly verify reports before giving space and credence to such false and foolish speculation," said Gandhi, according to a statement by Anand Chaudhary, his spokesperson.
There have been speculative and unattributed reports in a section of the media that Gandhi, an MP from Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh, would take part in the popular show.
The BJP MP courted controversy in the run up to the April-May Lok Sabha elections because of his communally incendiary speeches against the Muslim community.