NEWDELHI: Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) convener Hardik Patel on Tuesday hit back at the video clips allegedly showing him with a woman saying that people of Gujarat want to see development in the state not him.
“Gujarat wants to see the CD of development in the state not of a 22-year-old boy,” he tweeted on Tuesday.
Reacting to the alleged CD, he had earlier said that crores are being spent to defame him. “People can do whatever they want, I will not deter from my demands. I will give a strong fight. The 23-year-old Hardik is growing up. Crores are being spent to defame me,” he said.
The purported sex clip of Hardik went viral on social media following which the Patidar quota stir leader claimed the CD was morphed and circulated at the behest of the BJP as part of “dirty politics”.
The video appears to have been shot in a hotel on May 16, 2017. The authenticity of the CD canno be independently verified.
He said that the BJP 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 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 had said.
“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.