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Hardik Patel's purported sex CD emerges, he blames BJP

Press Trust of India  |  Gandhinagar 

Barely a month ahead of the Assembly polls, a purported sex clip of Hardik Patel today surfaced in which the Patidar quota stir spearhead claimed was morphed and circulated at the behest of the as part of "dirty politics" to defame him.

The rubbished Patel's allegation and dared him to file a police complaint.


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 about how the party would grant reservation to Patels if voted to power.

Commenting on the sex clip purportedly showing him, the 24-year-old Patidar leader said it was the beginning of dirty politics and the would release many more such "morphed" videos to defame him ahead of polls.

"Just 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 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 wants to retain power by defaming me," he said.

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 has nothing to do with the clip.

Patel has been veering towards the ahead of the polls and the party promised it would give the influential Patidars constitutionally valid reservation.

The unit of the backed the quota leader, saying the video appears to have been tampered with.

"As the is now staring at defeat, it has resorted to such dirty and shameless tricks. This video clip appears to have been tampered with. The people of will avenge it," AICC spokesperson Shaktisinh Gohil said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, November 13 2017. 23:02 IST
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