"When asked whether he was circulating such messages, Vaghela told Mirror: "Yes, like thousands of other BJP members, I too am sharing these messages on social media.
Vaghela further said: "We have the freedom of expression and we are exercising it by circulating these messages via social media.
Following news reports on Wednesday that Chief Minister would resign soon, and a young face would be given chance to helm the state, messages started circulating on social media threatening journalists.
"When asked whether the messages were a threat to journalists, he said: "It is your interpretation.
"All of you media professionals are like my brothers and sisters and I have high regards for you.