Sex CD leak: Hardik Patel calls it 'dirty politics'
Sex CD leak: Hardik Patel calls it 'dirty politics'Campaigning in the upcoming Gujarat Legislative Assembly election is at its peak. Amid intensifying allegations and counter-allegations between political parties, a sex CD featuring Patidar leader Hardik Patel was leaked on Monday.TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Updated: Nov 13, 2017, 19:50 ISTPAAS leader Hardik Patel NEW DELHI: Campaigning in the upcoming Gujarat Legislative Assembly election is at its peak. Amid intensifying allegations and counter-allegations between political parties, a sex CD featuring Patidar leader Hardik Patel was leaked on Monday.
In the video CD, Hardik can be seen in an hotel room with a woman. The CD sparked off a furore in the political corridors after it was telecast on local news channels. Hardik has blamed the BJP for leaking the tape. Taking to Twitter, he lambasted the saffron party for its "dirty politics".
The Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader declared that had it been him in the video, he would have accepted it wholeheartedly.
"Dirty politics has begun now. Defame me all you want, it makes no difference to me. But this is an insult to the women of Gujarat," he tweeted.
Interestingly, Hardik had predicted that an explicit CD of him might surface ahead of the polls. According to media reports, the video was shot on May 16 this year.
Ashwin Sankarsariya, who uploaded the video on Youtube, said," I got to know about the video while in Bangkok."
He added that apart from Hardik, he also has CDs featuring the PAAS leader's colleagues.
Following the news about the leak of the sex CD, Hardik said, "I'd said this before that first, these pe ople released Sanjay Joshi's CD when he was on the rise. BJP has done this before and will continue doing this even in the future. The people of Gujarat need to be aware that these poeple can use any woman in their greed for power."
The Patidar leader went on to say that he wasn't the least bothered by the allegations against him.
"It would have been good if they'd stuck to fighting on political terms alone, but now that they've resorted to something like this, it still makes no difference to me. The six crore people of Gujarat are with me," he said.
The 182-member Gujarat Assembly will go to the polls in two phases -- on December 9 and 14. The counting of votes will be taken up on December 18.
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