An­other video of Hardik Pa­tel with woman sur­faces

Financial Chronicle - - FUNDAMENTALS, POLITICS -

A DAY af­ter a pur­ported sex video of Hardik Pa­tel sur­faced, an­other clip emerged on Tues­day in which a man re­sem­bling the Pati­dar quota stir spear­head is seen re­lax­ing on a bed with two men and a woman.

The man with a shaven head is seen drink­ing wa­ter while seated on the bed. Hardik Pa­tel had ton­sured his head in May this year with his sup­port­ers to protest against al­leged po­lice atroc­i­ties on mem­bers of his com­mu­nity dur­ing the quota ag­i­ta­tion.

Though Pa­tel is yet to re­act to the sec­ond video, he had ac­cused the BJP of play­ing “dirty pol­i­tics” on Mon­day. In the video, which ap­peared to have been shot in a ho­tel on May 16, 2017, a per­son with close re­sem­blance to Pa­tel was seen in a com­pro­mis­ing po­si­tion with an uniden­ti­fied woman.

Com­ment­ing on the sex clip pur­port­edly show­ing him, the 24-year-old Pati­dar leader said, “Just a few days back, I had 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 told re­porters.

Al­leg­ing that the women of Gujarat were be­ing den­i­grated, Pa­tel said on Twit­ter in Hindi that crores of ru­pees were be­ing spent to sully his im­age. He also vowed to fight back.

Hardik Pa­tel in­ter­acts with the Pati­dar com­mu­nity in Ahmed­abad at a pro­gramme last week

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