Published On : Mon, Nov 13th, 2017

An alleged Hardik Patel sex video surfaces ‘just as expected’ says Patel

: It is just what he expected from the dirty tricks department of BJP, says Hardik, as an alleged sex video of the 24-year-old pro-reservation Patidar leader was telecast on local Gujarati TV channels here on Monday. The firebrand youngster is laughing it away as an expected ploy to defame him though it heated up the political climate in poll-bound Gujarat.

He was quick to point out that some years ago, BJP insiders floated just such a video of one of their own leaders Sanjay Joshi when they wanted him out of the way in Gujarat. (The video was later proved to be fake).

The video in question now shows a Hardik Patel-lookalike with an unidentified woman, fully clothed and with her back to the camera, and then the room turns dark.

Reacting, Patel said, “I had been saying for some time that all such dirty things, including such a video, would be flung at me, but I don’t care and I will continue my fight against the BJP.”

His supporters claimed the video was morphed.

Patel said it was a conspiracy against him by the ruling BJP, which was “known to be adept at this”.