Hardik Patel CD row: After controversial video, new visuals emerge claiming Patidar leader consuming alcohol (File Photo)
A day after an alleged sex video of Patidar leader Hardik Patel went viral on the social media, a new video has emerged on different online platforms that claims he was drinking with his friends after shaving off their head to demand ‘justice for Patels’. The authenticity and sources of the video is not verified.
According to the video that went viral on Tuesday and was telecaste in local televisions in Gujarati TV channels, a man resembling Hardik Patel can be seen drinking with others. The video is being claimed to be recorded on May 2017, the day when Patel along with others from his community in support of Patidar reservation shaved of their heads and marched about 155 kilometers to put pressure on the government to press in their demands.
The 24-year-old PASS chief on his defend tweeted and told the media that news channel broadcast saying it features him is not authentic and is evidence of ‘dirty politics’ being played by BJP.
The Patidar leader claimed that the viral CD has been uploaded from a foreign country and was doctored. "It is a morphed video. BJP is trying to malign me in the society."
Jignesh Mevani, a Gujarat leader backing Hardik Patel in the sex cd row said, “Right to sex is a fundamental right.”
BJP has rubbished Hardik Patel’s allegation and dared him to file a police complaint. “If the video is fake, Hardik Patel should lodge a complaint with the police,” said Union minister Mansukh Mandaviya.