Barely a month ahead of the Gujarat Assembly election polls, two s@x clips of Patidar quota leader Hardik Patel with a woman went viral on social media. He claimed that it was morphed and circulated at the behest of the BJP as part of ‘Dirty Politics’ to defame him. In the video, which appears to have been shot in a hotel on May 16, 2017, a person resembling Hardik can be seen in a compromising position with an unidentified woman. The clip emerged in the afternoon when Patel was in a meeting with key members of the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) here to discuss the proposal given by the opposition Congress about how the party would grant reservation to Patels if voted to power.
Commenting on the s@x clip purportedly showing him, the 24-year-old Patidar leader said it was the beginning of dirty politics and the BJP would release much more such “morphed” videos to defame him ahead of polls.
“Just a few days back, I told the media that such CDs will be circulated. This is just the beginning of dirty politics. I am sure that BJP people would circulate some more CDs because the man who did it recently joined the party in Delhi. But I am not worried at all about such tactics,” He told reporters.
“This is a morphed clip and I will give evidence in the coming days to prove my innocence. The BJP wants to retain power by defaming me,” he said. The BJP rubbished Patel’s allegation and dared him to file a police complaint.
Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya reacted sharply to Patel’s accusation.
“It is a shameful incident in public life. If the video clip is fake, Hardik Patel should approach police and file a complaint,” Mandaviya said. He said the BJP has nothing to do with the clip