An alleged sex video of 24-year-old pro-reservation Patidar leader Hardik Patel was telecast on local Gujarati TV channels here on Monday, with the firebrand youngster laughing it away as an expected ploy to defame him though it heated up the political climate in poll-bound Gujarat.
The video 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.”
Coming down heavily upon the saffron party, the Patidar leader said that using women to stay in power is shameless.
“In coming days, I think people will threat women or bribe them to get indulge in such activities. I am serving for people and I don’t care of such kind of politics. All I have to say is that please don’t play with any women’s character by using such kind of video,” he added.
Earlier, Patel took to Twitter and said that the women of Gujarat have been insulted by the filthy politics.
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”.
He pointed out that sometime ago, BJP insiders floated such a video of one of their own leaders Sanjay Joshi.