"Hardik's aides from Surat, Morbi and Rajkot also exploited girls", Ashwin was quoted as alleging by The Times of India. In the sex CD, Hardik is seen in a hotel room with another woman. This is just the beginning of dirty politics. "No one has right to breach your privacy", tweeted Jignesh Mevani, the Dalit leader who has pledged support to the Congress in the upcoming Assembly elections in Gujarat.
NDTV can not independently verify the contents of the CD. PAAS core committee member Dinesh Patel claimed the sex CD allegedly featuring Hardik was released on Monday to dilute the agenda of the committee to deliberate on the Congress offer for granting constitutionally valid reservation to Patidars.
The BJP had done that earlier too in order to make electoral gains.
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As the sex video released, 24-year-old Hardik Patel maintained that it was "doctored" while others came in support of his "right to sex".
The authenticity of the tape could not be verified. BJP's Union minister of state for Road Transport and Highways Mansukh Mandaviya commented: "BJP is not involved in uploading the Hardik sex CD on the video sharing site".
"The BJP has nothing to do with the sex CD". We don't indulge in such dirty games.
Patel said it was a conspiracy against him by the ruling BJP, which was "known to be adept at this". The Patels or Patidars for decades backed the BJP, but have been rallied by Hardik Patel against the party; he says it has failed to extend the benefits of affirmative action policies to the powerful Patels who say that like backward castes, they must get a share of government jobs and seats in educational colleges. Gujarat is a dry state.