Just recently, the Congress party gave three options to the Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) with respect to latter's quota demand for its community. "All I have to say is that please don't play with any women's character by using such kind of video", he added.
A few days back, Hardik publically expressed his worry regarding the strategy of the current party in power in order to defame him. "So just wait, watch and enjoy". "What can one expect from those who earlier released similar CD of Sanjay Joshi".
"Ab gandi rajneeti shuru hogai hai, mujhe badnaam karlo, kuch farak nahi padega".
Patel, who is expected to forge an alliance with the Congress ahead of the assembly polls in Gujarat, further said that the alleged sex video is morphed. "I have said earlier too that such allegations are going to be made". However, the face of the man is not clear in the video but the message shared along with the clip suggests that the man is indeed the Patidar leader.
"This is election time". The firebrand leader may have taken the entire episode in his stride but it created a political maelstrom with diverse reactions from the political class. Sardar Patel Group's Lalji Patel, which like PAAS has been working for Patidar reservation via an apolitical movement, said: "Hardik has fallen in this trap due to his immaturity".
Reacting to the video which has gone viral, BJP leader, Prakash Javadekar said, "This is violation of the right to privacy. Unless he is forcing himself on any woman, he can't be attacked". A video has emerged online on Monday which shows a man with resemblance to Hardik Patel in compromising position with a woman. Crores are being spent to malign my image.