The Doordarshan journalist who conducted Narendra Modi interview, which has become a subject of controversy, has tweeted that the entire version of the interview should have been telecast. He, however, added that he is not the final authority.
In a post on twitter on April 30, Ashok Shrivastav said, "the original interview was 56 minutes but I got half an hour chunk. (so) We telecast 34 minutes." He posted more tweets on the same day adding that he felt that full version should have been telecast. "Professionally I feel we should have telecast full versions." In another post he said the important portion of the interview should not have been edited. "And professionally I also feel that portion is important shouldn't edited. I am not final authority," he said.
— Ashok Shrivastav (@ashokshrivasta6) May 1, 2014
Shrivastav had interviewed Modi for Doordarshan. The interview became a subject of controversy as the channel did not show portions in which the BJP leader had spoken about Priyanka Gandhi and Ahmed Patel.